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ends of United Southern Action, was numerously signed by representative citizens who loved Louisiana but dreaded discordant action. The executive committee of the Friends comprised, among others, the names of such men as E. Salomon, T. W. Collens, B. F. Jonas, A. Sambola, Thos. E. Adams, John Laidlaw, Riviere Gardere and Adolphe Mazureau. Among the Friends most respected in the city was Mr. Samuel Sumner, who for his courage in expressing his convictions was afterward sent to prison by General Butler. Opposed to these were the young men, whose voice clamored for the secession of Louisiana so soon as it could be legally effected. These youths held the reins with a firm, almost insolent grip in their confident hands. They left the trained and wary charioteers of the cause trailing far in the wake. While this struggle was going on, some of the artillerists of the city woke up on St. Barbe's day. They resolved to do special honor to his festival. The Orleans battalion of artillery
ginia It was in the summer of 1861 that the command became a part of that wonderful campaign so long conducted with inadequate forces by Gen. John B. Magruder. High praise is due to this campaign, by which that eccentric officer, through marvelous marches up and down, mystified the enemy for nearly a year and kept the peninsula's ways free until mighty armies fought for mastery at Williamsburg. The engagement at Big Bethel, June 10, 1861, seemed to open a prospect of fight. If a fiasco of Butler, it was also a disillusion of the battalion. Magruder coldly reports that the Louisiana regiment arrived after the battle was over, having made a most extraordinary march. It was not quite a month later when the battalion was engaged at Young's Mills, Va. While an affair of no importance in itself, it was disastrous in the loss of one whom Louisiana had lately learned to value. Capt. S. W. Fisk, of the Crescent Rifles, in his report, addressed to Maj. N. M. Rightor, of the Louisiana bat
verbal demand with a threat to re-open the bombardment in case of refusal. The demand was rejected, and with the rejection the bombardment reopened. It began about mid-day and continued until near sundown, when it ceased altogether. Meanwhile Butler was transferring his troops by way of Sable Island to the rear of the forts, preparing to occupy both sides of the river above the forts. On April 25th no attack was made by the enemy. The forts still prepared for a successful resistance. Onle proceeding. The secretary of war that day had sent this dispatch to order it: It has been determined to burn all the cotton and tobacco, whether foreign or our own, to prevent it from falling into the hands of our enemy. On the 28th, Benjamin F. Butler, major-general, was taking mock possession of the forts which had already surrendered to Porter's mortar flotilla. General Lovell was in the city at the time of the arrival of the fleet abreast the wharves. Subsequent to its appearance
of the man of two orders military rule under Butler execution of William B. Mumford Butler's DeeButler's Deepest depth. The echoes of the fight at Chalmette had become silent. Smith, at the interior line s stationed at Algiers. On entering the city, Butler prudently carried with him the remainder of hi become an early necessity of the occupation. Butler himself posted and quartered his army of all be the earliest objects of official despotism. Butler had entered New Orleans as though he alone hady from the office of the major-general. General Butler, in the administration of the city, busiedril 29th, the day of the city's surrender, General Butler, being at the time in the city, showed vinthe United States. After Mumford's death, General Butler's usefulness in New Orleans—long, indeed, istration. In the annals of our civil war General Butler will be known as the Man of Two Orders. Numbers which they bear for posterity. Had General Butler contented himself with issuing No. 70, he [5 more...]
of Baton Rouge-loss of the Arkansas Breckinridge occupies Baton Rouge. General Butler was a politician whose strongest ambition was, oddly enough, to become a suolunteers. Once safely seated in his office, and with troops in easy call, General Butler's martial ardor began to ferment. He was fond of surrounding himself with e sight of a uniform not quite in fashion in the State since January 26, 1861. Butler, with the provostmarshal spirit strong in him, spoke of them as two citizens whu Sara. As it was a rule with a bayou, so it was a law with a railway. With Butler, it was always Point Danger to be situated on either. Pontchatoula had the illo a safer place. The easy success of his Brashear City expedition stimulated Butler to more important movements. He dispatched from the city a force of 4,500 men,500 actually engaged, of which the loss in battle was 383 killed and wounded. (Butler's estimate June 1st) against 2,600 Confederates—no less than 18 pieces of field
Chapter 8: General Butler's rural Enterprises Richard Taylor in West Louisiana campaign on the Lafourche battle of Labadieville operations about Berwick bay exploits of the gunboat Coem with rich harvests of sugarcane and cotton. It was for the wealth in these fields that General Butler kept his forces a constant menace upon the territory. For this purpose, and as an aid to suas ordered to the command of the district of West Louisiana. Taylor was an unknown quantity for Butler. Banks was to learn him thoroughly, and to his painful cost before another year. Another Arminhe most, however, both small and unimportant. Throughout them all the controlling design of General Butler was, in bringing the people back into the Union, to retain possession of the profits from thut the Lafourche. With him on the lookout, his superior felt reasonably easy in mind. If General Butler employed most of his time in addressing orders to the people under his authority, or findin
Chapter 9: Banks Relieves Butler Operates on the Atchafalaya First expedition toward Red river battle of Camp Bisland. On September 14, 1862, Halleck, general-in-chief at Washington, wrote to General Butler at New Orleans: The rumor in regard to your removal from the command is a mere newspaper story without foundation. A change must have then come over the war department, or, perhaps, Butler's skirts had not been fairly clean since his Order No. 28. On December 17, 1862, had delivered to General Butler Halleck's order relieving him from command. Butler left degraded before the eyes of the entire country. Opposition existed to himrked. has done more to shape popular opinion as to the military capacity of General Butler than all the success which he strove to win, either in the field or as the director of a strong city captured but never subjugated. Benjamin F. Butler passes forever from the stage of Louisiana. He knew those entrances and those exits w
lk had come from a plan proposed by General Ruggles, commanding the district of the Mississippi. This was nothing less than to organize an expedition for the recapture of New Orleans. As is well known, nothing came of it except, first, to alarm Butler; and next, to render Banks nervous about his defenses. Later, two armies dealt largely in gossip. Was Port Hudson to be, or not to be fortified? Still higher up the river, Confederate Vicksburg—not quite ready for her supreme trial—was wonderiyou troops. In the meantime, a trial was preparing for the batteries of Port Hudson which would test both them and the men behind them. Banks was always active in pushing forward the claims of his department to close alliance with the fleet. Butler had profited by Farragut's courage in dashing past the batteries of Forts Jackson and St. Philip. Why should not Banks link his name with the victorious passage of a fleet under the batteries of Port Hudson? On March 7th Banks, in pursuance of
first line was routed, said Breckinridge, but it was found impossible to break the second, aided as it was by artillery, and after a sanguinary contest, which reflected great honor on the brigade, it was forced back in some confusion. Here General Adams, who is as remarkable for his judgment on the field as for his courage, was severely wounded and fell into the hands of the enemy. Among the casualties, LieutenantCol-onel Turner, of the Nineteenth Louisiana, was wounded, and the gallant Major Butler of the same regiment was killed. Stovall had gained a point beyond the angle of the enemy's main line of works. Adams had advanced still farther, being actually in the rear of his intrenchments. A good supporting line to my division at this moment would probably have produced decisive results. As it was, the engagement on our right had inflicted on the enemy heavy losses and compelled him to weaken other parts of his line to hold his vital point. Adams' brigade reformed behind Slocom
McClellan had made his attack on Richmond from the sea. Grant was resolved to make his main approach by land—taking the precaution, as a compromise, of sending Butler, with the army of the James, to move in support up the James river. With himself, however, the On to Richmond was the idlest of cries. From first to last his owl shares, daring with skill, skill with caution, caution with numbers wisely and prudently used. Concurrently with his advance from the North Grant had ordered Butler forward up the James toward Richmond. At Drewry's Bluff, where Beauregard, with a hastily collected army, met the enemy, the Washington artillery was privileged ld their positions, though with heavy loss, until their ammunition was spent, when they were relieved by the reserve artillery under Major Owen. The battle over, Butler scurried back to his intrenchments at Bermuda Hundred. After Cold Harbor, Early was sent with the Second corps to drive from the Shenandoah valley the tardy F