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Alfred Roman, The military operations of General Beauregard in the war between the states, 1861 to 1865 50 4 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 10. (ed. Frank Moore) 41 3 Browse Search
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Waitt, Ernest Linden, History of the Nineteenth regiment, Massachusetts volunteer infantry , 1861-1865 7 3 Browse Search
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d wagon trains down towards Banks's Ford, and so reported it to Brigadier-General Pender, with my impression that they were moving off, which subsequent events proved to be correct. Nothing of further moment occurred, beyond our pushing my skirmishers, by a wheel of their line to the left, upon and against the right flank of those of the enemy. I beg to speak of the efficiency of Major Croft, Fourteenth South Carolina volunteers, Major Hunt, Thirteenth South Carolina volunteers, and Captains Butler and Haskell, of First regiment South Carolina volunteers, and Captain Duncan, Thirteenth regiment South Carolina volunteers, while respectively in command of skirmishers. To Captain T. P. Ashton, First regiment South Carolina volunteers, who acted as my Assistant Adjutant-General, I feel myself under great obligations for his untiring zeal and efficiency. He was ready at all hours to go to any position, either to the skirmishers in front or along the line; his calm, courageous bearing
his purpose were not as successful as could be desired. A large part of the population of Louisiana were foreigners — persons born in Europe who had never been naturalized in the United States, and who still owed allegiance to, and were entitled to the protection of the governments under which they had been born. This class in particular, by the aid of the consuls and agents of their respective governments, had given a great deal of trouble, not only at New Orleans and in Louisiana, to General Butler and the authorities there, but numbers of claims which had been passed upon in one way and another in Louisiana went on appeal to Washington, and were there, through the ministers and agents of the respective governments, pressed upon the attention of the authorities. These cases, as they had not been passed upon by courts of general jurisdiction and permanent powers, had to be re-examined there. In this manner a great amount of labor was thrown upon the President and members of the Ca
s, I sent the following: General Griffin's troops will be massed near Mrs. Butler's; General Ayres' near S. Dabney's; General Crawford's about half-way between. They are along a wood-road running from near Mrs. Butler's to W. Dabney's, on the White Oak Road. It is not practicable now for wheels, and there is a very diff. The road, instead of joining the White Oak Road at W. Dabney's, does so near Butler's. General Griffin's division was just north of Mrs. Butler's, but this name wMrs. Butler's, but this name was given to indicate the approximate location on the map. The space occupied by the troops extended but little beyond a mile. General Crawford's division was in oydton Plank-road. Send Griffin's division. General Humphreys will hold to Mrs. Butler's. Whereupon I issued the following order to my command, which was sent owill follow General Ayres, and mass his troops behind the intrenchments near Mrs. Butler's. III. General Griffin will immediately withdraw General Bartlett to his
etire rapidly and in some confusion under a heavy enfilading fire. This necessitated the withdrawal of the centre and left, there being no support upon my right for a mile and none in my rear nearer than six hundred yards, and which was then not in motion. Before reaching the summit of the ridge, many of the best and bravest officers of my command had been stricken down. Among these may be named Colonel J. B. Palmer, severely wounded; Colonel John M. Lillard, mortally wounded; Lieutenant-Colonel Butler, slightly wounded; Major Joyner and Major Tazewell W. Newman,severely wounded, besides many line officers, whose services were almost indispensable to their commands. Soon after passing the dense under-growth mentioned above, we killed the horses and drove the gunners from five field pieces, three upon the right and two in the centre. The command passed them, but the men were not permitted to fall out of ranks to remove them. Lieutenant Anderson, of Dawson's battery, removed t
the repulse. The garrison of Fort Moultrie, under Colonel William Butler, seconded by Major Baker and the other officers an since the fort fell into our hands, two years since. Colonel Butler, Lieutenant-Colonel Simkins, and other officers of thensides, occupying the centre. At three o'clock, Colonel William Butler, commanding in the fort, reported to me that the lnt from the First South Carolina regular infantry, Colonel William Butler commanding, assisted by Major T. M. Baker, and conultrie and their soldierly and accomplished commander, Colonel Butler, that I should not close this report without bearing tand gratitude of their commander and their country. Colonel Butler makes honorable mention of the following officers: Cap am, Sir, very respectfully, Your obedient servant, William Butler, Colonel First South Carolina Infantry,commanding. Fort Sumter, when Colonel Rhett opened his batteries. Colonel Butler, from Fort Moultrie, had opened a few guns, but a larg
had, however, fallen back, taking a road on my extreme right. Instead of meeting the Missouri brigade as I had been informed I would, I found the enemy in line of battle just outside of the timber, and about three hundred yards in front of the breastworks. My left became engaged at once, after facing to the front, and the whole line in a few minutes afterwards, when I gave the word charge. As soon as the command was given, the whole line moved at double-quick, almost as one man, shouting Butler, and driving them until they reached the crest of the enemy's breastworks, where a greater force than I had driven in sprang up, delivering a tremendous volley in the very faces of the greater part of my whole line, which was at that time subject to fire, from the left front of the bastion near the college, as well as to the artillery fire from the battery on the south side of the railroad, and on the left of the work charged. A part of the Twentieth Arkansas regiment, under Colonel Johnson
terms: U. S. S. Oneida, near Vicksburg, May 18, 1862. To the Authorities at Vicksburg: The undersigned, with orders from Flag-Officer Farragut and Major-General Butler, respectfully demand, in advance of the approaching fleet, the surrender of Vicksburg and its defences to the lawful authorities of the United States, undender a special organization, which reduced the battalion to a Major's command. The officers commanding these companies were as follows: Captains Capers, Grayson, Butler, Tissot, Purvis, Herrod, Todd, Disumkes, Parks, Morman, Postlethwait, Durives, Kerr, and Lieutenants Eustis, Butler, and McCrory. The names of the above-mentioneButler, and McCrory. The names of the above-mentioned officers are given for the reason that, in connection with their Lieutenants and men, they have passed through an ordeal that troops are but seldom called upon to undergo! For more than seventy-five days and nights have these batteries been continuously manned and ready for action at a moment's warning. During much of this tim
's daring scout, McAnally. The force consisted of four hundred and thirty-five officers and men, three siege guns, and a twelve-pounder gun. At this point General Green's and Colonel Major's command connected. Their troops were pushed forward to the Thibodeaux and Lafourche railroad-crossing, capturing twenty-five Federal sick and wounded and four pieces of light artillery. On the twenty-seventh the troops marched to Donaldsonville. On the twenty-eighth, at one o'clock A. M., the fort (Butler) was attacked and at daylight, after the most desperate struggle, we were repulsed, with two hundred and sixty casualties. Too much cannot be said of the gallantry and devotion of the brave men who stormed this stronghold. Colonel Phillips, Lieutenant. Colonel Shannon, and Major Ridley are among the missing. They fell in a desperate hand-to-hand fight; but I hope they are only wounded. As one of the main objects of this campaign was to take possession of the Mississippi, I immediately th