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t least, that Colonel Lefferts shrank from the enterprise and General Butler did not. All the events of the period were confused by the inflated atmosphere that prevailed, and this extended to the author of Massachusetts in the Rebellion (P. C. Headley), who thus sums up the events: At dead of night, with the rapidity of a strong mind, stimulated to its quickest thought by the rush of events, he [General Butler] made out in writing his plan of operations; this plan being one in reality thou The only reason why this was not clearly understood at the time was that these successive steps were not made public, and that General Butler wrote at the time a letter to Governor Andrew This letter will be found in Schouler, I, 99, and in Headley's Massachusetts in the Civil War, p. 25. Schouler (I, 101, 133) fully recognizes that it was Felton who planned the expedition. The Comte de Paris makes no mention of Felton, but attributes the whole plan to General Wool, whom he assumes to hav