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dvance our lines among the islands, and the 55th lost eleven men while the 4th Cavalry lost slightly. To continue the Department of the South as an aggressive one was a folly, nay, almost a crime. (War Diary of General G. H. Gordon, p. 289) General Gordon had little patience with General Gillmore, whose military qualities, apart from engineering, were not highly esteemed by those under him. With admirable scouts at his command he rarely took the pains to ascertain in advance the conditions of e assertion made in the above narrative, namely, that General Butler had himself to blame for this unjust reproach, on account of an unduly boastful and premature letter sent by him to Admiral Porter, which Lamb calls a piece of romance. Compare Gordon's War Diary, pp. 366, 370, which gives a graphic account, but which is undoubtedly unjust to General Butler. For some of the criticisms of naval men, see Ammen's The Old Navy and the New, p. 405 For General Sherman's remark that General Butler c