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Daniel Ammen, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 7.2, The Atlantic Coast (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Chapter VIII Hatteras InletRoanoke Island. (search)
on the 25th of August, 1861, made a detail of 860 men under General B. F. Butler, who was directed to report, as soon as his troops were reade debarkation early in the morning. At daylight on that day Major-General Butler left the flag-ship for the Harriet Lane with the company of ed to embark or provision the troops on shore, at the option of General Butler. The landed troops had during the night thrown up a sand bathed toward the fort, the army transport and the tug Fanny, with General Butler on board, passed the bar and anchored within the inlet, and the of capitulation were signed between Flag-Officer Stringham and General Butler on the one part, and Samuel Barron, commanding naval force, Colsultation with Flag-Officer Stringham and Commander Stellwagen, General Butler determined to leave the troops and hold the fort until he couldfirst importance. Future events fully confirmed the opinion of General Butler as to the value of Hatteras Inlet in a military point of view,
e transports at anchor, having on board the command of General Butler. The weather was not regarded as favorable for landintion of the transports and bringing them in. At sunset General Butler came in, in his flag-ship, with a few transports, the was impracticable to assault. Extract of letter of General Butler to Admiral Porter, dated December 25, 1864: Admiral—Upis report: Seven hundred men were left on the beach by General Butler when he departed for Fortress Monroe, and we had no dier of December 31, 1864, commenting upon the letter of General Butler, Admiral Porter says: General Butler mentions inGeneral Butler mentions in his letter to me that he had captured Flag-pond battery with sixty-five men, and Half Moon battery with two hundred and eigl night. General Whiting, in answer to inquiries by General Butler, states that the garrison was 667 men on the 18th. Ont. The reader can now form his own conclusion whether General Butler could or could not have taken Fort Fisher. The ves
3 Brincker, the, 177, 181, 183, 189 Brintnall, Assistant Surgeon, 63 Britannia, the, 210, 229 Brooklyn, the, U. S. steamer, 6, 223, 228 Brown, Colonel, 173 Brown, John, raid of, 1 Brunswick, Ga., 56 et seq. Bryson of the Lehigh, 146; of the Chippewa, 194 Buchanan, President, favors separation of States, 2 Buckingham, the, 229 Budd, Lieutenent-Commanding P. A., 21, 41; killed, 60, 68 Buist, Dr., 32 Burnside, General A. E., 171, 176, 190 Butler, General B. F., 165 et seq., 168 et seq., 171. 219; at Fort Fisher, 222, 224 (note), et seq. C. Campbell's plantation, 54 Canandaigua, the, U. S. vessel, 74, 131, 156 Canonicus, the, U. S. monitor, 156, 221, 229 Case, Commander, 178; at Roanoke Island, 182 Catskill the, 90 et seq., 96 et seq., 125 et seq., 131 et seq., 146 Cavendy of the Gemsbok, 194 Ceres, the, 177 et seq., 181, 183 et seq., 197, 202 et seq., 205, 209 Chadwick, Ensign, 143 Chaplin, Lieutenant-Co