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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War. 452 6 Browse Search
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler 260 0 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3. 174 0 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4. 117 3 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 107 7 Browse Search
William F. Fox, Lt. Col. U. S. V., Regimental Losses in the American Civil War, 1861-1865: A Treatise on the extent and nature of the mortuary losses in the Union regiments, with full and exhaustive statistics compiled from the official records on file in the state military bureaus and at Washington 89 17 Browse Search
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 85 83 Browse Search
James Barnes, author of David G. Farragut, Naval Actions of 1812, Yank ee Ships and Yankee Sailors, Commodore Bainbridge , The Blockaders, and other naval and historical works, The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 6: The Navy. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 77 1 Browse Search
The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure) 72 0 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 10. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 52 0 Browse Search
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Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 2: early political action and military training. (search)
nce of Fisher Ames Hildreth, the only son of Dr. Israel Hildreth, of Dracut, a town adjoining Lowell on the north side of Merrimack River. That acquaintance ripened into an affectionate friendship which terminated only with his death thirty years afterwards. Dr. Hildreth had a family of seven children, six of them being daughters. The eldest, Rowena, was married in 1836 at a very early age to Mr. Henry Read, a merchant of Lowell. The two youngest children were then merely schoolgirls. Fisher invited me to the family gathering at the Thanksgiving feast of that year, and there I first met Sarah, the second daughter. I was very much impressed with her personal endowments, literary attainments, and brilliancy of mind. Dr. Hildreth was an exceedingly scholarly and literary man. He was a great admirer of the English poets, especially of Byron, Burns, and Shakespeare, and had early taught the great poet's plays to his daughter, who, in consequence, developed a strong desire to go upo
bout Wilmington, except a small garrison at Fort Fisher, had been detached to meet General Sherman.tart. I reached the blockading fleet off Fort Fisher between six and seven o'clock on the eveninown to a point within five hundred yards of Fort Fisher, in General Graham's army boat, Chamberlaint depth of water and thence operate against Fort Fisher; and they could come prepared to remain then't compare, either in size or strength, to Fort Fisher. Report of the Committee on the Conduct y better witnesses to show the condition of Fort Fisher at the time of the two attacks. I thereforgaged for years. He had been in command of Fort Fisher since the 4th of July, 1862, and with the ands are mistaken in saying that the guns of Fort Fisher were silenced in the first attack, and in tmilitary conduct, he always says: How about Fort Fisher? I will here answer him:-- I believe my I might possibly think that your advice at Fort Fisher was not such as I ought to have acted upon.[48 more...]
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 18: why I was relieved from command. (search)
rd turning over the Department accounts not permitted to publish report on Fort Fisher expedition Grant's expressed reasons for the removal duly considered influormation as to any comment by Grant upon my report of the operations against Fort Fisher. I noticed nothing, except, perhaps, a want of cordiality in his manner. Belief is confirmed by the fact that Grant makes no allusion to my conduct at Fort Fisher as a reason for relieving me. One reason he gives is that when he was absentever obtained. The thing alleged against me was not my want of success at Fort Fisher,--for that would not do, as the second expedition had just sailed and might lots we would have as effectually stopped blockade running as the capture of Fort Fisher itself did. Now, these pilots were principally Englishmen, and as soon asething to my credit, he did not mean that I should go with the expedition to Fort Fisher, and when, not knowing how his mind lay, I persuaded him to let me go, he wa
ap Canal, which was prevented from being made entirely efficient only by a naval officer, who was afterward convicted for cowardice in that matter, and which remains to this day a most valuable public work, worth more as a commercial avenue in time of peace than all it cost as a military undertaking. By firmness of purpose which subsequent events have shown to have been the best military judgment, as I knew it was then, I prevented my major-general of division from making an assault on Fort Fisher by which very many of the troops of the expedition would have been slaughtered in a useless attack. In all military movements I never met with disaster, nor uselessly sacrificed the lives of my men. In all I did and in all I left undone I never had over twenty-five thousand effective troops under my command for offensive operations, but usually commanded much smaller forces. If any of my readers doubt upon any one of these propositions, let them examine carefully the verified rec
of the Committee on the Conduct of the War, Fort Fisher Expedition, p. 83. After we had spent tof the Committee on the Conduct of the War, Fort Fisher expedition, p. 106. . . . . . . . . . . re for over two years, I was convinced that Fort Fisher was a regular bastioned work; the relief wae sanguine that he had silenced the guns of Fort Fisher. He was then urged, if that were so, to ruof duty was plain. Not so strong a work as Fort Fisher had been taken by assault during the war, aof the Committee on the Conduct of the War, Fort Fisher, p. 35. [no. 127. see page 798.] headquaon, who fell in the subsequent assault upon Fort Fisher, deprives the record of his written testimore the Committee on the Conduct of the War, Fort Fisher, p. 251. By report of Admiral Porter itary of Navy of D. D. Porter, Dec. 26, 1864. Fort Fisher, p. 123. The gallant party, after coollel, C. S. A. . . . Lee sent me word that Fort Fisher must be held, or he could not subsist his a[21 more...]
s evacuate lines at, 704; troops embark for Fort Fisher, 785; expedition from 628, 677, 687, 693, 7D., 766. Brooklyn, The, of U. S. Navy at Fort Fisher, 792. Brooks, General, engagement near Phaffin's farm, 653. Chamberlain, The, at Fort Fisher, 787, 792. Chapman, Lieut. R. T., report 874. Fort Jackson, 748. Fort Malakoff, Fort Fisher compared with, 812. Fort Wagner, Maj. G., 919. Ironsides, The, of U. S. Navy, at Fort Fisher, 798. Isham, Governor, reference to, 765report of, 804; upon powder-boat, 806; upon Fort Fisher attack, 810, 818, 819; superintends constru powder-boat to, 788; sails within sight of Fort Fisher, 789; appoints a rendezvous, 789; referencerence to, 877. Ruce, Major, surrender at Fort Fisher, 795. Ruffin, George L., Esq., judge of 649. W Wabash, The, of U. S. Navy, at Fort Fisher, 798. Wade, Hon., Benjamin, asks Butler's opinion on conduct of war, 325; result of Fort Fisher investigation reported through, 821. Wad[23 more...]