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Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 14: in command of the Army of the James. (search)
ed by Lieutenant-Colonel Fuller, chief quartermaster, as having arrived at Haxalls, or Turkey Bend, on the opposite side of the river, some fourteen miles below, where he asked to be supplied with rations and forage. I telegraphed to Colonel Fuller to give General Sheridan all the forage and rations he needed. See Appendix No. 50. Later in the day I sent a despatch to General Sheridan requesting that he join me with his command, and suggesting that I wished he might be able to capture Chaffin's farm on his side of the river, where there were about two hundred men. See Appendix No. 51. But in any event I desired that he send up a force along the north bank of the James to search for torpedoes, and the wires and batteries by which they may be discharged, with instructions to burn any house in which such machines were found, and send to me any persons captured having anything to do with them. I also asked for a personal interview at the earliest moment. On the 15th General S
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 16: capture of fortifications around Richmond, Newmarket Heights, Dutch Gap Canal, elections in New York and gold conspiracy. (search)
ide of Richmond against the fortifications at Chaffin's farm. To extend his lines on the north sng each fortification, including the works at Chaffin's farm and Fort Harrison, and the connecting ations, and perhaps, if I had good luck, take Chaffin's farm and get into Richmond. I further tonumbering about four hundred (400) men. In Chaffin's farm there is no garrison, except about onetifications of Drury's Bluff on the west, and Chaffin's farm on the east of the James. These fortipontoon bridge and is above fortifications at Chaffin's on the one side, and below Drury's on the o and endeavor to reach the intrenched camp at Chaffin's farm, and if possible to take it, and securwill find the better way to take the works at Chaffin's farm is to pass them by the Varina road, orver, to lose no time in attempting to envelop Chaffin's farm, but rather if he can take the line of being near the station of the cavalry. If Chaffin's farm can be taken, a force should be detach
eds. Tell him I have reliable information from a deserter and a prisoner that to-night there are but two hundred men at Chaffin's farm, thirteen miles only from where he is, and opposite where I am now fighting. All the rest have been hurrried over to fight me. They have no bridge. Can he not take Chaffin's farm? Benj. F. Butler, Major-General Commanding. [no. 51. see page 653.] in the field, May 14, 1864, 9 P. M. General Sheridan: Since I wrote a hurried note to Lieutenant-Colonel F be joined by Lieutenant-General Grant, you will be able best here to report to him. I wish you might be able to capture Chaffin's farm as I suggested in my note to Colonel Fuller. At any rate, I wish you would do this service to the navy. They arcan give you all information in regard to torpedoes. Please send up a force along the north bank of the James as far as Chaffin's farm, and make diligent search for torpedoes and the wires. Burn any house where such machines are harbored. Capture
G., offers Governor Andrew bank funds, 171-173. Carruth, Lieutenant, suppresses anti-draft demonstration in Boston, 277. Carrolton, Phelps at, 896. Cassels, Col., John, acts investigated, 850; tribute to, 851; on Butler's staff, 897-899. Casey, Major, Thomas Lincoln, report of, 804. Catinet, episode of, 464-465; 468-469. Catholics, legislation against in New Hampshire, 39; in Massachusetts, 120, 122; Mt. Benedict incident, 112-113. century magazine, Gra<*>t in, 715. Chaffin's farm, 653. Chamberlain, The, at Fort Fisher, 787, 792. Chapman, Lieut. R. T., report of, 789 Chapin, Mr., colleague in Charleston Convention, 138-140; offers railroad transportation for troops, 175. Charles City Court-House, Colonel West leads force to, 618; Grant at, 686. Charlestown, opposed to annexation act, 1000-1002. Charleston Mercury edited Clapp, former teacher of Butler, 56; blockade runners enter harbor, 849. Chase, Judge, reference to, 929. Chase, Salm