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Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 15: operations of the Army of the James around Richmond and Petersburg. (search)
rsburg, and met no resistance except from some pickets, until he reached a point on that road some four miles distant from the enemy's intrenchments. General Wise was evidently very much misinformed. He further said in his congratulatory order that he had Hood's and Batte's battalions of Virginia militia, about two hundred men each; the Forty-Seventh Regiment of Virginia Volunteers numbering about three hundred men; one company of Woods' Twenty-Third South Carolina with some fifty men; Sturdivant's Battery and Taliaferro's Cavalry, with which he kept our forces at bay and punished them severely until they reached the Jerusalem plank road. General Kautz reports again that he captured all there were of Taliaferro's cavalry outside of the intrenchments. Wise further adds that he had the following additional forces: Major Archer's corps of reserves, second-class militia, and one howitzer under the command of Brigadier-General Colston, which forces he puts at less than one hundred
scurvy, 1017. Stringham, flag officer at Fort Hatteras, 282-284; tribute to, 286. strong, Caleb, Governor of Massachusetts, ruling regarding State Militia, 139. story, Judge, Butler tries bankrupt case before, 989. strong, Gen. George C., aids in planning operations against New Orleans, 359; anecdote of, 374; expression regarding the woman order, 418; intercedes for Weitzel, 466-467; leads expedition against Pontchatoula, 489; on Butler's staff, 891. Stuart, Mary, 986-987. Sturdivant's Battery, reference to, 679. Sturgis, Captain, tribute to, 344. Suffolk, demonstration upon, 621; General Kautz moves from, 640. Sumner, Charles, how elected Senator, 116, 117, 131; letters to Butler concerning New Orleans removal, 552. Sutter vs. the United States, 1007. Swayne, Judge, reference to, 995. T Tabb, Col., Thos., aids Butler in befriending Mrs. Mumford, 444. Taliaferro's Cavalry, reference to, 679. Taney, Chief Justice, issues habeas corpus, 1009.