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Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 14: in command of the Army of the James. (search)
he 9th was going on, the enemy, advancing from Richmond upon our rear, attacked the covering force of the Tenth Corps under Colonel Voorhis of the Sixty-Seventh Ohio, and for a moment forced him back, although he gallantly held his position. General Terry, with the reserve of that corps, advanced from Port Walthall Junction. Two pieces of artillery that had been lost were re-captured by a gallant achievement of the Seventh Connecticut Volunteers, under Lieutenant-Colonel Roman, who drove the enemy back with loss to them of three hundred killed. The woods from which the enemy had been driven took fire under a high wind and their dead and severely wounded were burned. General Terry held his position till night and then withdrew to his place in line. As Brigadier-General Turner's division was retiring, General Hagood, by authority of General Bushrod Johnson of the Confederate forces, sent a flag of truce asking permission to bury their dead and to bring off their wounded, which was g
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)
muda Hundred, and they tested it by several reconnoissances, and by one quite determined attack upon the right of the line. This attack was easily repulsed by General Terry, but with very considerable loss. After conferring with General Hinks as to the number of negro troops that he could furnish — and he, not being a regular omade by the few men I had left for the purpose of ascertaining that fact and found that it was true. I could not get that reconnoissance made in force because General Terry was impressed with the idea, which all had, that Lee's troops would be coming down by the thousands within three miles of that line upon the railroad in such f the Potomac, and went to the Southern army. He ingratiated himself with Grant by his topographical performances in matters which resulted Headquarters of Gen. Alfred Terry before Richmond. in the difficulty between Generals Thomas and Grant, which lasted until after the battle of Nashville, in September, 1864. Grant, in Septem
trenches, and got them ready to embark. I fix the date by a telegram from General Terry to General Turner, my chief of staff. See Appendix No. 107. On the saml, even as to indicating the time for the explosion. By the gallantry of General Terry and his brave troops another expedition which was afterwards sent down was I have made this remark before I have been answered: You set the numbers high; Terry lost only seven hundred killed and wounded in the assault. That is true, but histmas night and so doubtful the result in the work, that I have heard that General Terry, naturally fearing an attack from Bragg in the rear, sent word to General Aver again that in the second attack he had the most cordial co-operation of General Terry, whom he denominates his beau-ideal of a soldier, and that they had consults ship, and elsewhere, as to the manner of making the attack, and that he aided Terry with two thousand of his sailors and marines in making the land attack, which C
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 18: why I was relieved from command. (search)
is enemies a weapon. I liked Butler and have always found him not only, as all the world knows, a man of great ability, but a patriotic man, and a man of courage, honor, and sincere convictions. Butler lacked the technical experience of a military education, and it is very possible to be a man of high parts and not be a great general. Butler as a general was full of enterprise and resources, and a brave man. If I had given him two corps commanders like Adelbert Ames, Mackenzie,Weitzel, or Terry, or a dozen I could mention, he would have made a fine campaign on the James and helped materially in my plans. I have always been sorry that I did not do so. Butler is a man it is a fashion to abuse, but he is a man who has done to the country great service and who is worthy of its gratitude. John Russell Young's Around the world with General grant, Vol. II., p. 304. General Grant, in an interview with John Russell Young, in New York Herald, 1878, said:-- As it was, I confronte
d to report to you to take command of the Tenth Corps as it arrives from time to time. Brigadier-General Terry will follow in a day or two, and will then command the corps until my arrival. GeneralA. M. Major-General Butler: Since my despatch of 6.40 the enemy have made two assaults on General Terry's front in force, and have been repulsed. No troops have been taken from my front. Q. A. Gsire that the particular brigades or regiments to be sent should be left to the selection of Generals Terry and Weitzel. They will have ample enough to hold their lines after reliable troops are senttel. Benj. F. Butler, Major-General. [Cipher.] City Point, Va., Nov. 2, 1864, 5 P. M. Major-General Terry: Send a good large brigade of infantry with two batteries of Napoleon guns to report tant, Lieutenant General. [Cipher.] Washington, D. C., Nov. 2, 1864 [Received 1 P. M.]. Major-General Terry, headquarters Tenth Army Corps, near Varina, Va., in the field near Richmond: You will
o, 807-808; quoted upon powder-boat, 808; urges second attack upon Fort Fisher, 808; quoted upon Fort Fisher, 809, 810, 811, 812, 818, 819; his motive for making false statements, 819; makes second attack on Fort Fisher, 819-820; supported by General Terry, 820; examined by investigating committee, 821; reference to, 822; Grant's false friend, 823; succeeds Farragut, 823; interferes with Secretary of Navy, 823; plots against Robeson, 823; newspapers filled with reports of, 830; reference to, 84 expedition against Newmarket Heights, 717, 718; Butler's orders regarding expedition against Richmond to, 722, 730; start on expedition, 730; capture Newmarket Heights, 731, 733; reference, 858. Terminal Annuities, system of, 957, 960. Terry, General, reference to, 649; repulses attack at Bermuda Hundred, 672; ordered to reconnoitre Confederate lines, 688; telegram from, 783; Fort Fisher successfully attacked by, 807; reference to, 816; co-operate with Porter, 820; reference to, 862. T
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cape Fear, action at (search)
most efficient leader. He held Fort Anderson, a large earthwork about halfway between Fort Fisher and Wilmington. Gen. Alfred Terry did not think it prudent to advance on Wilmington until he should be reinforced. To effect this, General Grant ordhofield from Tennessee to the coast of North Carolina, where he arrived, with the 23d Corps, on Feb. 9, 1865, and swelled Terry's force of 8,000 to 20,000. Schofield, outranking Terry, took the chief command. The Department of North Carolina had jTerry, took the chief command. The Department of North Carolina had just been created, and he was made its commander. The chief object now was to occupy Goldsboro, in aid of Sherman's march to that place. Terry was pushed forward towards Hoke's right, and, with gunboats, attacked Fort Anderson (Feb. 18) and drove tTerry was pushed forward towards Hoke's right, and, with gunboats, attacked Fort Anderson (Feb. 18) and drove the Confederates from it. The fleeing garrison was pursued, struck, and dispersed, with a loss of 375 men and two guns. The National troops pressed up both sides of the Cape Fear River, pushed Hoke back, while gunboats secured torpedoes in the strea
. Army and Navy Journal, vol. 1, p. 701. Comstock, Lieut.-col. Cyrus B. Promoted colonel after Fort Fisher, 2d; short notice, including other persons engaged. Army and Navy Journal, vol. 2, p. 356. Comstock, col. Cyrus B., and Gen. Alfred Terry; reports of Fort Fisher, second attack, Jan., 1865. Army and Navy Journal, vol. 2, pp. 458, 459. Congress, U. S. frigate. At Hampton Roads, Va., March 8, 1862. In Two battle pictures. Dr. Edward Shippen, U. S. N. United Service Mag., voc, vol. 27, pp. 622, 684. — Forts falling in consequence of capture of; date Jan. 20, 1865. Army and Navy Journal, vol. 2, p. 357. — Gen. Ames its real hero; communication reviewing operations. Army and Navy Journal, vol. 2, p. 422. — Gen. Terry's expedition. Col. Geo. F. Towle, U. S. A. Old and New, vol. 11, p. 290. — Imperfect list of casualties. Army and Navy Journal, vol. 2, pp. 349, 353. — Lieut.-Col. Cyrus B. Comstock, born in Massachusetts, promoted after engagement;