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Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 13: occupations in 1863; exchange of prisoners. (search)
liatory measures of the rebels, as to the fear of the lieutenant-general lest any further exchange of prisoners should be effected:-- City Point, Aug. 18, 1864. General Butler: I see the steamer New York has arrived. Is she going to Aiken's Landing or elsewhere under flag of truce? U. S. Grant, Lieutenant-General. [Telegram.] headquarters Department of Virginia and North Carolina, in the field, Aug. 18, 1864. Lieutenant-General Grant, City Point: Steamer New York is to go to AikAiken's Landing under flag of truce, at which place she is to receive certain communications and special exchanges, among whom is General Bartlett, and to arrange a meeting between Commissioner Ould and myself for a conference in regard to the treatment of our prisoners and some cases of retaliation. Benj. F. Butler, Major-General Commanding. Finding how fearfully sensitive the lieutenant-general was lest Sherman's defeat should be insured and our safety compromised, and not then knowing what
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 16: capture of fortifications around Richmond, Newmarket Heights, Dutch Gap Canal, elections in New York and gold conspiracy. (search)
The acting chief of engineers will have caused by twelve (12) o'clock midnight of the 28th inst., a sufficient pontoon bridge, well covered to prevent noise, to be laid from the road on the south side of the James to a point near Varina or Aikens' Landing. The Eighteenth Army Corps, with the exception of the colored division at Deep Bottom, will move across that bridge and make an attack upon the enemy's line in the manner hereinafter to be detailed. At the same time the Tenth Corps wiis corps was about to devolve upon Gen. A. H. Terry, who would have very well executed his part, but General Birney returned. Just before sunset on the 28th of September I rode along the James River on the south side from a point opposite Aikens' Landing down to Deep Bottom. There was no more appearance of the proposed movement than if there had not been a soldier within fifty miles of the place — not the slightest appearance of any preparation for throwing a pontoon or other bridge across