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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 2. (ed. Frank Moore), Doc. 168.-the burning of Hampton, Va. August 7-8, 1861. (search)
e born under, being kindly cared for by Major-General Butler. The village is a complete wreck; evthe firing of Hampton was done by order of General Butler. Even such an opinion was expressed withild that Hampton was fired by the troops of General Butler.--Baltimore American, Aug. 12 N. Y. Triformed his men in line of battle, expecting Gen. Butler would attack him, and waited some time. Thto our pickets, by whom he was conducted to Gen. Butler's Headquarters. Information of the movemeber's riflemen, erected a barricade. When Gen. Butler left, every thing was quiet in the village,ich was a letter disclosing despatches from Gen. Butler, received at Washington, stating that it wo, for the purpose, doubtless, of responding to Butler's demand for the reoccupation of Hampton. It appears that Hampton had been evacuated by Butler's forces, in the first instance, on account of a. The fortifications of Hampton, erected by Butler's troops, and left standing, are described as [2 more...]
to loyal masters. In this way only, it would seem, can the duty and safety of the Government and just rights of albe fully reconciled and harmonized. You will therefore consider yourself instructed to govern your future action in respect to fugitives from service by the premises herein stated, and will report from time to time, and at least twice in each month your action in the premises to this Department. You will, however, neither authorize nor permit any interference by the troops under your command With the servants of peaceable citizens in a house or field, nor will you in any manner encourage such citizens to leave the lawful service of their masters, nor will you, except in cases where the public good may seem to require it, prevent the voluntary return of any fugitive to the service from which he may have escaped. I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant, Simon Cameron, Secretary of War. To Major-General Butler, commanding Department of Virginia, Fortress Monroe.