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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2., Operations of 1861 about Fort Monroe. (search)
spital, Hampton, Va. 3.-Sally-Port, Fort Monroe. From War-time photographs. Arrival of the original contraband. from a War-time sketch on the ground that if left on farms or in gardens aid and comfort to the enemy might ensue. There were few cases of real lawlessness, consequently the Beauty and Booty proclamation This proclamation by General Beauregard was dated Department of Alexandria, Camp Pickens, June 5th, 1861, and was addressed To the Good People of the Counties of Loudoun, Fairfax, and Prince William, in which, referring to the Union forces, he says: All rules of civilized warfare are abandoned, and they proclaim by their acts, if not on their banners, that their war-cry is Beauty and Booty. --Editors. of General Beauregard was uncalled for, and even in the vague and uncertain light of that day was absurd. The negroes in Virginia, learning of our presence, began to arrive at our camp in large numbers. While other commanders were hesitating and quibbling over the