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Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 5: Baltimore and Fortress Monroe. (search)
y think if I took Baltimore I should please Scott. On the 15th of May General Cadwallader came to Baltimore with his three thousand troops, a part of Scott's twelth the following order:-- Washington, D. C., May 15, 1861. to Brevet Major-General Cadwallader, Or Commanding General of Baltimore: If Brevet Major-General CaBrevet Major-General Cadwallader be in Baltimore with regiments of Pennsylvanians, let him halt there with them and relieve Brigadier-General Butler in command of the Department of Annapoliint. Winfield Scott. This was before I had seen Scott. On the same day Cadwallader assumed command. As soon as relieved, I left Baltimore for Washington. OGeneral Scott transferring the command of the Department of Annapolis to General Cadwallader, and ordering me to Fortress Monroe. What does this mean? Is it a cense of my proving successful in bringing Baltimore to subjection and quiet? Cadwallader may release Winans,--probably will. You must guard against that. If my s
quarters are very bungling in their malice, and will bring the General into remark. Take the article in the Herald by Cadwallader, and it will appear to have been dictated at headquarters, where I know the General had nothing to do with it. It was the feelings of some of those gentlemen toward myself, I should not expect much if any animadversion with them. Again Cadwallader could never have written this sentence: It has been General Butler's misfortune to appoint too many of (these) selfishto official positions of trust and responsibility. Their indiscretions have cost him dearly, etc. Now as I appointed Cadwallader myself as a lieutenant in the United States Volunteers, as I supposed and believed at the wish of General Grant, for the selfish reason on Cadwallader's part that he wished to escape the draft which would take him away from general headquarters as a reporter, and as he is wholly irresponsible and as not only I, but General Grant is suffering from his indiscretion,
5. Butler, John, father of Benj. F., 41, 43. Butler, Paul, son of Benj. F., 79, 81, 82. Butler, Mrs. Sarah [Hildreth], wife of Benj. F., 78-79; death of, 79; home life, 85; accompanies in Civil War, 82; advises to accept Major-General's commission, 242; on Frying Pan Shoals, 341-347; in New Orleans, 374. Butler, Zepheniah, grandfather of Benj. F., 40, 41, 48, 80. Butterfield, Gen., Daniel, advises and assists Butler, 759. Buzzell, John R., acquitted, 112. C Cadwallader, General, ordered to relieve Butler at Baltimore, 237, 240. CAeSAR, Butler reads, 868. Cahill, Col. T. W., at Baton Rouge, 482. Calvin, Butler controverts doctrine of, 60-63; his position sustained, 64. Cameron, Simon, Secretary of War, requisition for two Massachusetts regiments, 170; regarding Ross Winans, 234; urges Butler to remain in service, 239; letter to, 240; instructions regarding contrabands, 259-261; reference to General McClellan, 473; asks Butler to accept Vice-Presid