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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 30. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Treatment and exchange of prisoners. (search)
ome time in November or December, 1863, General B. F. Butler was appointed the Federal Commissioner risoners. Immediately on taking charge, General Butler says he saw Mr. Stanton, Secretary of War,he says, Mr. Stanton at once assented to. (See Butler's Book, p. 585.) In other words, he says, in er army. Id., p. 1O18. But to return to General Butler. He says he soon learned that the ConfedeRebels might perpetrate on our soldiers. (See Butler's Book, p. 585.) At first Judge Ould refused to treat with General Butler at all, but in order to resume the cartel, which he was anxious to dothe 31st of March, with the understanding that Butler would confer with his Government about the poild be exchanged until further orders from him. Butler's Book, p. 592. And the reason assigned bygs would be entailed thereby. I said, says General Butler, I doubted whether, if we stopped exchangiced Stanton, Halleck, Sherman, Sheridan, Pope, Butler, Hunter, Milroy, and other Federal officers, w[6 more...]
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 30. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.20 (search)
thing more cruel —the most loathsome Yahoo of fiction could do nothing more filthy. The infamous order. The following is the infamous order issued by General B. F. Butler, while in command at New Orleans: headquarters Department of the Gulf, New Orleans, May 15, 1862. As officers and soldiers of the United States have nsult or show contempt for any officer or soldier of the United States, she shall be regarded as a woman of the town plying her vocation. By command of Major-General B. F. Butler, George E. Strong, Adjutant-General. When Butler died the Nashville American had this to say: Old Ben Butler is dead! Early yesterday morning tButler died the Nashville American had this to say: Old Ben Butler is dead! Early yesterday morning the angel of death, acting under the devil's orders, took him from earth and landed him in hell. In all this Southern country there are no tears, no sighs and no regrets. He lived only too long. We are glad he has at last been removed from earth and even pity the devil the possession he has secured. If there is a future of pe
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 30. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Index (search)
ured the, 211. Boonsboro Md., 145. Breathed, Major, James, Sketch of, 346. Brown. John Young, 188; Colonel Ridgeley, killed, 215. Buck. Captain S. D., 104, 371. Buckingham Yancey Guard, 154. Buckner, General S. B., 117. Butler, General B. F., 95; at New Orleans, La., 188; infamous order of, 194; Hon. W. E., 860. Cameron, Hon. W, E., 360. Cedar Creek, Battle of, 184; losses at, 109, 371. Chambersburg, Pa., 266. Chesterfield troops, monument to, 161. Chickamauga, B., 65. Booth, J. C., 57. Borland, H., 75. Bowen, A.,60; J. S., 65. Bradford, A. J., 42; E., 39. Bragg. B.. 39. Brewer, R. H., 73. Brown, J. A., 55. Bryan, G., 37. Buckner. S. B., 53. Buford. A.. 49. Burtwell. J. R. B., 45. Butler E. G. W., 41. Cabell, W. L. 62. Calhoun, W. R., 61. Campbell, C. C.. 76R. B., 48. Chambliss, J. R., 60; N. L., 75. Chase, W. H., 40. Childs, F. L., 68. Chilton, R. H., 40. Church, J. R., 69. Clark, M. L., 44. Cocke P. St. Geor