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gainst him at his election. Later in the day I received the detail. With the leave of the governor, I established my headquarters in a room in the State House, and from that time the business of organizing and getting the troops ready to go forward was turned over to me. Meanwhile, a direction came from Washington to send two regiments to Fortress Monroe, which was supposed to be threatened by the Confederates in Virginia. Indeed, a battery had then been commenced on the shore of Hampton Creek, opposite the fort, and a very curious letter was written to Colonel Dimmick, who was in command, which I saw afterwards, asking if the ladies of Hampton threw up a battery there, whether he would fire upon them while doing the work. That puzzled the gallant old colonel, as he told me, but he returned an answer in substance, that he could not allow anybody to erect a battery within the reach of the guns of Fortress Monroe, but that he would refer the matter to Washington. Transportat
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 5: Baltimore and Fortress Monroe. (search)
This moat I found had been partially filled in a curious manner. All the waters in the neighborhood of the fort, in Hampton Creek and Back River, were filled with the finest possible oysters, and Views of Fortress Monroe. From Photographs. ing type. As soon as he was fairly settled in camp I ordered him to make a reconnoissance with his regiment across Hampton Creek into the village of Hampton. In it had been collected a few Virginia militia. As soon as Phelps got near the bridge crossing Hampton Creek, the rebel militia attempted to burn it. He made a charge upon them at double-quick, drove them off the bridge, and saved it. Crossing over, he occupied the town for a while, and then returned to camp about half way between H means I got full knowledge of the country within actual striking distance of the fort, except of that portion beyond Hampton Creek, and then onward to the mouth of the James, a distance of about eleven miles. I had some knowledge of the point of
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 6: contraband of War, Big Bethel and Hatteras. (search)
s is important. Second picket half as far as the first. Both pickets to keep as much out of sight as possible. No one whatever to be allowed to pass out through their lines. Persons to be allowed to pass inward toward Hampton, unless it appears that they intend to go roundabout and dodge through to the front. At 12, midnight, Colonel Duryea will march his regiment, with fifteen round cartridges, on the county road towards Little Bethel. Scows will be provided to ferry them across Hampton Creek. March to be rapid, but not hurried. A howitzer with canister and shrapnel to go. A wagon with planks and material to repair the Newmarket bridge. Duryea to have the two hundred rifles. He will pick the men to whom to entrust them. Rocket to be thrown up from Newport News. Notify Commodore Pendergrast of this to prevent general alarm. Newport News movement to be made somewhat later, as the distance is less. If we find the enemy and surprise them, men will fire one vo