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Doc. 26.-expedition to Charles City courthouse. Official despatches. Fortress Monroe, Va., Dec. 14. General Wistar, with my approbation, sent out an expedition to Charles City Court-House on the James River, to capture the enemy's force stationed there, and I have the pleasure to forward his report of its complete success. What adds to the brilliancy of its achievement is that it has been accomplished during a terrible storm. B. F. Butler, Major-General. Yorktown, Va., Dec. 14, 1863. Major-General Butler: I have the satisfaction to announce the complete success of the expedition sent out under Colonel West. All worked in successful combination. Our cavalry carried the enemy's camp at Charles City Court-House after sharp fighting — the enemy firing from their houses. We captured eight officers and eighty-two enlisted men, being the whole command of three companies, fifty-five horses and three mules, besides many shot, etc., left on the ground. The enemy's camp,
Doc. 53.-seizure of rebel property. General Butler's order. headquarters Eighteenth army corps, Department of Virginia and North-Carolina, Fortress Monroe, Va., Jan. 16, 1864. General orders, No. 10. To correct a misapprehension which seems to exist with the officers of this command as to their powers and duties in taking property for military purposes, and their accountability therefor; to afford just protection to peaceful and quiet citizens, from unauthorized and lawless actsundering, the inquiry at these headquarters will be, not which men did the act complained of, but who was the immediate commander of the men liable for the outrage. VI. All property, seized as above provided, must be accounted for, or turned over to the quartermaster or provost-marshal, to be taken up on their accounts, or the officer under whose command it is taken will be held liable for embezzlement. By command of Major-General Butler. R. S. Davis, Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.
Doc. 57.-General Graham's expedition. General Butler's despatch. Fortress Monroe, Va., January 25, 1864. Hon. Edwin M. Stanton, Secretary of War: sir: Brigadier-General Graham, by my direction, went with three armed transports and a competent force to the Peninsula, made a landing on the James River, seven miles below Fort Powhatan, known as the Brandon Farms, and captured twenty-two of the enemy, seven of the signal corps, and brought away ninety-nine negroes. They also destroyed twenty-four thousand pounds of pork, and large quantities of oats and corn, and captured a sloop and schooner, and two hundred and forty boxes of tobacco, and five Jews, preparing to run the blockade, and returned without the loss of a man. Benj. F. Butler, Major-General Commanding. A national account. Norfolk, Va., Tuesday, January 26, 1864. One of the most brilliant exploits that has been chronicled for some time past, was accomplished yesterday by some of our troops, whose brave