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l had he gone in any other way. The only reason why this was not clearly understood at the time was that these successive steps were not made public, and that General Butler wrote at the time a letter to Governor Andrew This letter will be found in Schouler, I, 99, and in Headley's Massachusetts in the Civil War, p. 25. Schouler (I, 101, 133) fully recognizes that it was Felton who planned the expedition. The Comte de Paris makes no mention of Felton, but attributes the whole plan to General Wool, whom he assumes to have 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 bo