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Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 7: recruiting in New England. (search)
sway in raising his men and nominating the officers, because I want a Democratic regiment out of Hartford. I hope you will get it and another one too, said the governor; and then to Deming: If you will serve, I will have your commission made out at once. It was done, and Colonel Deming took his oath of office. I walked down with him to his house and congratulated him upon his appointment, with which he was as pleased as a child with a rattle. I went thence to Vermont and met Governor Fairbanks. I talked to him pretty much as I had to Governor Buckingham. I told him that I wanted two gentlemen who had been my associates in the Charleston convention appointed colonel and lieutenant-colonel of a regiment which I desired to raise in Vermont. You shall have them, said he. And I want from Vermont a battery in addition,--you have good horses here,--and I will have my men select their own horses; I have a right to pay for them. The cause of the War. To this he agree
t, 775-776. Essex (Mass.) district, Hon. John B. Alley, member of Congress from, 919; succeeded by Butler, 919-920. Esterbrook, Lieut. James E., in Butler's staff, 896. Europe, Butler reads histories of, 868; General Grant in, 874. Evarts, counsel for President Johnson, 929-930. Everett's battery, 460-461. Everett, Captain, reconnoitres in rear of Fort St. Philip, 363. Everett, Professor, treatise on yellow fever,399. Exeter, Butler to school at, 51-52. F Fairbanks, Governor, Vermont, aids in recruiting, 300. Farmer, Captain, anecdote of 232. Farnham, Butler's tutor at Waterville, 66-69. Farragut, Admiral David G.? gets coal from Butler at Ship Island, 354-355; disbelief in efficacy of Porter's bombardment, 358, 362; plan of operations against New Orleans, 359; his passage by the forts, 364, 367; his capture of New Orleans, 370; spared Confederate gunboat McRae, 390; insulted by New Orleans women, 417; part in the Mumford episode, 438-439; his' o