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been without instructions from Washington. in which he omitted all reference either to Mr. Felton as the originator of the plan or to the express orders finally received. Leaving Philadelphia about 3 P. M. on April 20, the 8th Mass. reached Perryville about 6 P. M., and found a steamer quietly awaiting it, as arranged by Mr. Felton. The same glamour and melodramatic character were thrown in the newspapers of the time about the supposed seizure of this ferry boat. General Butler in his letter to Governor Andrew describes himself as detailing officers to take possession of the boat at Havre-de-Grace (meaning Perryville); Letter in Schouler, I, 99. and Capt. F. T. Newhall says the steamer was instantly taken without firing a shot. See letter in Schouler, I, 103. But Greeley, in his American Conflict, goes far beyond this. After describing the burnt bridges and the lack of cars, he proceeds: But General Butler was not a man to be stopped by such impediments. Seizing the s