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Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 7: recruiting in New England. (search)
home, and the first New England State I struck was Connecticut. Her chief magistrate was Governor Buckingham, than whom a nobler, truer, or more loyal man did not exist. I told him I wanted to enliwant a good man for colonel,--I want you. Well, if you do, you cannot have me, because Governor Buckingham would never appoint me. Then I suppose if he would, you would serve with me. I cannot hand in it in behalf of the country, for the sake of your posterity. But do you think Governor Buckingham will appoint me? If he won't, you will have done your duty. But I think he will; I thnt thence to Vermont and met Governor Fairbanks. I talked to him pretty much as I had to Governor Buckingham. I told him that I wanted two gentlemen who had been my associates in the Charleston conbecause it will show what discipline can do. Passing through Connecticut I called upon Governor Buckingham, who said to me: You can do me a great favor, General. What is that, Governor? I will
. S. Navy at Fort Fisher, 792. Brooks, General, engagement near Port Walthall Junction, 645; repulses enemy, 648; reference to, 658-690; ordered to relieve Gillmore, 665-666. Brown, John, at Harper's Ferry, 133-134; intended to arm negroes with spears, 579. Brown, Lieutenant-Colonel, assists in editing the Delta, 895. Buchanan, President, fraudulent election of, 133; interview with regarding So. Carolina commissioners, 155-156; reference to reorganized cabinet, 217-982. Buckingham, Governor of Connecticut, aids in recruiting, 299-300. Buel, General, given reinforcements by Halleck, 457, 459; at Nashville, 872; Grant consults with, 873. Bull Run, forces at, 571; reference to, 872, 875. Burksville, Meade ordered to, 876. Burlington, N. J., Grant visits family at, 779. Burlingame, Anson, coalitionist leader, 98. Burnham, Gen., Hiram, distinguished at Fort Harrison, 737. Burnside, Gen. A. E., expedition of made possible, 285; recruits for special service