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Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler 42 42 Browse Search
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form, 1.21. City Point, occupation of by Gen. Butler, 3.318. Clark, Daniel, resolutions of, iBluff, unsuccessful naval attack on, 2.409; Gen. Butler's attempt on, 3.321. Droop Mountain, bate, seizure of contemplated by Floyd, 1.126; Gen. Butler placed in command at, 1.499; military movements near, 1.500; Gen. Wool relieves Butler in command at, 2.105. Forts in Alabama, seizure of, 1ut, 2.343; deposed and arrested by order of Gen. Butler, 2.350. Montgomery, secession convention2; occupation of by National troops, 2.345; Gen. Butler's administration of affairs in, 2.346-2.352 in East Tennes see, 3.129. Relay House, Gen. Butler at, 1.444. Reno, Gen. J. L., in the Burnements against under Keyes and Spear, 3.97; Gen. Butler's plan for the surprise of, 3.287; Kilpatri Slaves, pronounced contraband of war, by Gen. Butler, 1.501; Fremont's Proclamation in Missouri o surprise Richmond, 3.287. Woman Order, Gen. Butler's, the occasion for it, 2.349; the order (n[3 more...]
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 2: early political action and military training. (search)
Hall for a meeting on that evening] at the City Hall on Wednesday evening, at eight o'clock, to hear an address by Col. B. F. Butler upon the subject of this notice, and advice upon the question of what shall be done by the working-men and friends ne, or some disinfectant, and a pair of tongues, it may become a duty to handle such a putrid carcass as that labelled B. F. Butler. Of course for pair of tongues read pair of tongs. The next extract will be instructive, as a report of my speech:-- [Lowell Courier, November 19, 1851.] voters of Lowell, remember That B. F. Butler has publicly declared that his great object is to depreciate the stock of the corporations in this city; that to do this he is willing to see the city sction:-- [Lowell Courier, November 20, 1851.] voters of Lowell, remember That the infamous arch demagogue, B. F. Butler, has publicly boasted that his object is to break down the corporations, to reduce the value of their stock to twenty-
three o'clock to execute this imperfect plan. If I succeed, success will justify me. If I fail, purity of intention will excuse want of judgment or rashness. B. F. Butler. I desire here and now to give Mr. S. M. Felton the highest praise for his loyalty, his energy, and his advice and hearty co-operation. Before I left him , will include the country for twenty miles on each side of the railroad from Annapolis to the city of Washington, as far as Bladensburg, Maryland. Brigadier-General B. F. Butler, Massachusetts Volunteers, is assigned to the command. L. Thomas, Adjutant-General. So I was again out of the shadow of West Point. There are onty of encumbering your beautiful city while the legislature is in session. I have the honor to be, very respectfully, Your excellency's obedient servant, B. F. Butler, Brigadier-General. The result of this correspondence was that the governor ordered the legislature to convene at Frederick City instead of Annapolis. B
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 6: contraband of War, Big Bethel and Hatteras. (search)
nding, in whose abilities, experience, and devotion to the flag, the whole country places the most explicit reliance, and under whose guidance and command, all of us, and none more than your late commander, are proud to serve. Thereupon General Wool, who was lieutenant-general by brevet, immediately put me in command of all the troops in the department except the regulars. headquarters Department of Virginia, Fortress Monroe, Va., August 21, 1861. Special Order No. 9. Major-General B. F. Butler is hereby placed in command of the volunteer forces in this department, exclusive of those at Fortress Monroe. His present command at Camps Butler and Hamilton will include the First, Second, Seventh, Ninth, and Twentieth New York Regiments, the Battalion of Massachusetts Volunteers, and the Union Coast Guard, and the Mounted Rifles. By command of Major-General Wool: C. C. Churchill, First Lieutenant, Third Artillery, Actg. Asst. Adjt.-Gen. To show what General Wool thou
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 7: recruiting in New England. (search)
I desire to have appointed. Said he: I think you had better do it; draw such an order as you want. And thereupon I drew one and had it signed by the Secretary of War, and approved by the President. The order was as follows:-- Maj-Gen. B. F. Butler is hereby authorized to raise, organize, arm, uniform, and equip a volunteer force for the war, in the New England States, not exceeding six (6) regiments of the maximum standard, of such arms, and in such proportions, and in such manner asrder to this effect was given me on the 1st of October, in the following words:-- The six New England States will temporarily constitute a separate military department, to be called the Department of New England; headquarters, Boston. Maj.-Gen. B. F. Butler, United States Volunteer Service, while engaged in recruiting his division, will command. Soon after this an order was issued by the governor or some member of his staff, that the family of no soldier who enlisted under my command sho
Quarantine, through mud and mire and water for miles, and which enabled us to tighten the cords around them, has also added to my obligations; and I trust that you will now occupy and hold the city without further difficulty other than those incident to a conquered city disordered by anarchy and the reign of terror which this unfortunate city has passed through. I am, very respectfully and truly, your obedient servant, D. G. Farragut, Flag-Officer Western Gulf Blockading Squadron. Gen. B. F. Butler, Commanding Department of the Gulf. When the operations around Vicksburg came to an end, I again went to Baton Rouge. I arrived on the 26th of July with the Second Brigade, under the command of General Williams. This brigade had suffered very severely from sickness, though not so greatly in the loss of troops by death. As I have said, Baton Rouge was very healthy for the troops, and I saw fit to leave them there for a few days until health was restored. Indeed, there were some
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)
proclamation himself. That is evinced by the fact that while that document declared me to be utterly vile and a felon, yet he treats me quite differently in his Rise and fall of the Confederate government. In that work he discusses the exchange of prisoners, and, after quoting page after page of my report to my government showing the plans and conditions upon which the exchange of prisoners were carried on, he closes by saying:-- In regard to the policy of exchange of prisoners, Gen. B. F. Butler has irrefutably fixed the responsibility on the government at Washington and on General Grant. Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Vol. II., p. 607. How so, Mr. Davis? Had you given any proof other than a recitation of the reports of General Butler? True, they were made upon his honor as an officer of the army of the United States to his government. But upon what principle did the mere word, not even the oath, of a felon and an outlaw irrefutably fix any fact? I
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 13: occupations in 1863; exchange of prisoners. (search)
a colonel. He took command of this enlisted regiment, which did most efficient service. On the 29th of March I received this letter from Mr. Ould, agent of exchange:-- C. S. Steamer Roanoke, mouth of James River, March 29, 1864. Maj.-Gen. B. F. Butler, U. S. Agent of exchange: Sir:--I am here for the purpose of having a conference with you in relation to matters connected with the delivery and exchange of prisoners. Respectfully, yr. obt. svt., Ro. Ould, C. S. Agent of Exchangen to stop the special exchange of the sick and wounded now going on. Benj. F. Butler, Major-General and Commissioner of Exchange. And to that telegram I received the following reply :-- Washington, April 20, 1864, 9.30 P. M. to Maj.-Gen. B. F. Butler: Receive all the sick and wounded the Confederate authorities will send you, but send no more in exchange. U. S. Grant, Lieutenant-General. To obtain the delivery of even sick and wounded prisoners without any return would be a so
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 14: in command of the Army of the James. (search)
ies would become a unit. All the minor details of your advance are left entirely to your direction. If, however, you think it practicable to use your cavalry south of you so as to cut the railroad about Hicksford about the time of the general advance, it would be of immense advantage. You will please forward for my information, at the earliest practicable day, all orders, details, and instructions you may give for the execution of this order. U. S. Grant, Lieutenant-General. to Maj.-Gen. B. F. Butler. It was specially enjoined upon me to regulate my movements by those of the Army of the Potomac, so as to co-operate with it, and that both should move at the same moment, rain or shine. Early in the spring of 1864 the political campaign for the presidency was in progress. Indeed, the hopes of the most far-seeing rebel statesmen, and of General Lee especially, and the conduct of the military campaign by the enemy, were to a great extent regulated by the endeavor to hold on wi
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 15: operations of the Army of the James around Richmond and Petersburg. (search)
mand. All this was done through Major-General Halleck, chief of staff, without any notice to me or explanation sought. The order No. 225 was sent to me directly from Washington, and paragraph I. reads as follows:-- The troops of the Department of North Carolina and Virginia serving with the Army of the Potomac in the field under Major-General Smith will constitute the Eighteenth Army Corps, and Maj.-Gen. William F. Smith is assigned by the President to the command of the Corps. Maj.-Gen. B. F. Butler will command the remainder of the troops in the Department, having his headquarters at Fortress Monroe. Upon receiving the order I called upon General Grant with it, showed it to him, and asked him if this was his act and his desire, and if so would he kindly tell me what act or fault of mine had caused such action on his part. He replied: But I don't want this. It will be observed that the despatch from General Grant to Halleck was before any complaint had been made by me to
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