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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)
ommissioners very fairly and properly; and through his courteous kindness to the passengers of the Trent and the owners of the vessels he committed a mistake in point of law which it was claimed rendered his capture illegal. This mistake consisted in not bringing in the vessel, so that he might submit his capture to the courts. He did not apparently know that this was necessary, and, in order not to discommode the considerable number of English passengers by bringing them to the Andrew Jackson Butler. United States instead of letting them go on to England,--probably thinking that the owners of the Trent might also be considered,--he did not bring the vessel in as a prize. These proceedings of Wilkes created the most intense excitement. There was great glee on the part of the true Americans of this country when it was learned that the rebel emissaries had been captured. There was great sorrow on the part of the South, except that they believed that England would undertake to
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 12: administration of finances, politics, and justice.--recall. (search)
nvader of their country. Egress from the city has been refused to those whose fortitude withstood the test, and even to lone and aged women, and to helpless children; and after being ejected from their homes and robbed of their property, they have been left to starve in the streets or subsist on charity. The slaves have been driven from the plantations in the neighborhood of New Orleans until their owners would consent to share their crops with the commanding general, his brother, Andrew J. Butler, and other officers; and when such consent had been extorted, the slaves have been restored to the plantations, and there compelled to work under the bayonets of the guards of United States soldiers. Where that partnership was refused, armed expeditions have been sent to the plantations to rob them of everything that was susceptible of removal. And even slaves, too aged or infirm for work, have, in spite of their entreaties, been forced from the homes provided by their owners, and d
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, 295, 305; reference to, 627, 714; corps reference to, 686. Burr, Aaron, reference to, 929. Butler, Andrew J., brother of Benj. F., 41-42; anecdote of, 190; buys horses, 264; brings provisions to Ship Island, 358; agent in buying sugar at New Orleans, 384; mentioned in Davis proclamation, 544. Butler, Blanche, daughter of Benj. F., 79)-81. Butler, Ben Israel, son of Benj. F., 79-81. Butler, Mrs. Charlotte [Ellison], mother of Benj. F., 41, 44, 45. Butler, John, father of Benj. F., 41, 43. Butler, Paul, son of Benj. F., 79, 81, 82. Butler, Mrs. Sarah [Hildreth], wife of Benj.