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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1: prelminary narrative 4 0 Browse Search
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direction. All the glory of the enterprise heaped by Massachusetts on General Butler was with equal unanimity and with quite as much reason attributed to Colonel Lefferts. In the spirited narrative of the 7th Regiment's march, written by Fitz James O'Brien for the New York Times, he says: The secret of this forced march, as well as an unexpected descent on Annapolis, was the result of Colonel Lefferts' judgment, which has since been sustained by events. . . . The fact that since then all the Northern troops have passed through the line that we thus opened is a sufficient comment on the admirable judgment that decided the movement. Rebellion Record, I, (Doc.) 153. O'Brien was not correct in attributing the action to the judgment of Colonel Lefferts; for it had been virtually decided upon by General Patterson, General Cadwallader, Admiral Dupont, the mayor of Philadelphia and the two railroad presidents; but the prompt and soldierly action of Colonel Lefferts in telegraphing a rec