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Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 5: Baltimore and Fortress Monroe. (search)
il, Washington was never in any danger of being captured for the next Montgomery, Ala., showing State Capitol in 1861. from sketch made in 1861. two years, until Lee crossed the Potomac. Why it was not captured within ten days after Fort Sumter was fired upon has always since been a subject of careful consideration on my part, d have met no opposition. A large part of the officers of the regular troops then in Washington, as elsewhere, threw up their commissions then or soon afterwards. Lee, then relied upon by General Scott to command the Union forces, threw up his commission and took command of the rebel army of Virginia, on the 22d of April. The eld has satisfied me that we want at least ten thousand additional troops to give security to the capital. Now, I had learned, and so I supposed had Scott, that Lee, having taken command of the Army of Northern Virginia on the 23d, had, by general order of that date, ordered his forces at Alexandria and along the Potomac to act
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)
in camp, and who dispersed to their homes in the town and neighborhood every night; and you were in command of the United States troops (said to be about ten thousand) at Fortress Monroe. As there were no Virginia troops at that time between Hampton and Richmond (a distance of ninety-six miles), ;save three companies of infantry at Yorktown, and two companies, perhaps, organizing at Williamsburg, and as it was thus evidently important for us to preserve the peace, I had instructions from General Lee, then commander-in-chief of the Virginia troops, to avoid giving any provocation for the commencement of hostilities; to retire before your advance, if attempted; and to obstruct, as far as possible, your progress by burning bridges and felling trees across the public roads, until reinforcements could be sent to Yorktown. At night, after the election (May 23), Col. C. K. Mallory, of the One Hundred and Fifteenth Virginia Militia (with other citizens), called at my headquarters, and asked
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 9: taking command of a Southern City. (search)
and soldiers with dire accounts of the scourge of yellow fever. I had also heard, but did not believe it true, that General Lee relied for the defence of Louisiana and the recapture of New Orleans, upon the depletion of our troops by yellow feverant of knowledge of my plans, it has probably escaped your mind that I read to you yesterday that part of my letter to General Lee which related to my future course of action, and it seemed to meet the approval of Judge Moise and yourself. It was sly your obedient servant, M. Lovell, Major-General Commandling. This letter shows that this question was submitted to Lee on or before the 12th of May, and that it was agreed to by Governor Moore and Judge Moise; and there is nothing in the War correspondence which shows that it was ever objected to by Lee. I ought to state what the dangers were. It is well known that persons having had the yellow fever and thus becoming acclimated, are no more liable to a recurrence of the disease th
ct of officers who had charge of their defence, of which 1 have given you some details in a previous letter. Lovell, who was in command of that department, suggested, on the 7th of June, that Department No. 1 of Louisiana should be abandoned. Lee responded on the 16th of June that he deemed the department of too much importance to be abandoned. He regrets his inability to send you reinforcements. He knows of no troops that can be spared at any point, unless General Beauregard can send yohe appointment of Weitzel as major-general under my command in the Department of Virginia, in 1864, and he had the singular felicity of marching from my old headquarters his Twenty-Fifth Corps, composed wholly of colored troops, into Richmond when Lee evacuated it, and of holding it in their possession, the black above the white, to receive the first visit of Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States, to the captured rebel capital. His flag was raised by a negro. Early in July, 1862,
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 13: occupations in 1863; exchange of prisoners. (search)
go to Washington, but at the time I was there, Lee had made a movement into Maryland and Pennsylva March. Accordingly I received notice from Admiral Lee, late in the evening of that day, that a flroposition was to make an aggressive fight upon Lee, trusting to the superiority of numbers and to the practical impossibility of Lee getting any considerable reinforcements to keep up his army. Weexchanged federates a corps, larger than any in Lee's army, of disciplined veterans better able to t add from thirty to perhaps fifty per cent. to Lee's capability for resistance. Or, if the Confed The experiment was a success. October 20 General Lee officially notified General Grant that the r-general commanding one of the larger corps of Lee's army General J. B. Gordon. that in the winter of 1864-5 himself and General Lee examined a return of rations issued to the corps under Lee's Lee's command, and found that the amount of meat divided by the number of men present would make the allo
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 14: in command of the Army of the James. (search)
ened that I was proven right, for in the summer Lee did send Early to make an attack on Washington t if he failed in turning the left flank of General Lee and driving him back into Richmond, he coul of the Potomac will act from its present base, Lee's army being the objective point. You will colthe most far-seeing rebel statesmen, and of General Lee especially, and the conduct of the militaryt General Grant should strike the left flank of Lee and turn that so as to drive him into Richmond,ank and come down to co-operate with me against Lee, as he afterwards did, at City Point, Bermuda Hust below Trent's Reach, I drew and sent to Admiral Lee, in obedience to the lieutenant-general's larding of troops and supplies from the South to Lee's army. On the evening of the same day a rep not be troubled with further reinforcements to Lee from Beauregard's army. See Appendix No. 38. I was to throw my force between Beauregard and Lee, and prevent a possible junction of their force[22 more...]
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 15: operations of the Army of the James around Richmond and Petersburg. (search)
From an interview with Sheridan, I learned what Lee and Grant had done in the march from the RapidaGeneral Grant had about such an attack was lest Lee, knowing Grant had crossed the James, and havinim via Richmond to Petersburg. I supposed that Lee would have seen the rear of Grant's forces whilcut the Danville road thoroughly and the canal, Lee would be immediately forced South and Richmond as impressed with the idea, which all had, that Lee's troops would be coming down by the thousands all I could to go with Smith. Now I knew that Lee had not come to Richmond. I communicated thasing the James River. See Appendix No. 69. Lee himself did not reach Petersburg until the 18thndix No. 81. and their great desire was to have Lee attack them when they were behind defensive wore, exclaimed; you negroes captured nothing from Lee's men. The city is ours. There is not a brigadister cut gaps in the ranks. Then the heads of Lee's infantry rose above their intrenchments. I s[37 more...]
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)
ture of Fort Harrison by General Ord Butler gets between the lines Lee's vain attempt to retake the position Butler's log-house headquartell attack upon the city of Richmond. To be able to get there before Lee, he relied upon the fact that we had much the shorter line, as will be seen by the map. Although Lee had a railroad, yet it was in such meagre equipment and repair that only a few troops could be transported o, the numbers of which I knew. It would take quite twelve hours for Lee to get any sufficient number of his troops from Petersburg there to of no consequence, and at their distance the gunboats could not aid Lee in the attack upon us. By turning the line of intrenchments I felt seral Weitzel immediately commenced preparations for the reception of Lee if he sent over his men. The greatest diligence was used to put oursoss, for it was another demonstration that the negro would fight. Lee appreciated the great importance of recovering his line, and. on the
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 18: why I was relieved from command. (search)
such skilled pilots to be found, so I asked Admiral Lee if he would not, when any were captured by nstrated at Cold Harbor that he could not drive Lee's army into Richmond, his losses being so severhould be held to surrender on the same terms as Lee had done, which he afterwards did. Before Grng the army in the field frequently varied from Lee's — would have been glad to accept that resignaar; that he saw no occasion for reproach of General Lee, and he begged him to withdraw his resignatburied in the West, and Davis, in order to make Lee's position agreeable in the Army of Northern Visent Longstreet and his corps there instead. Lee's resignation and what depended thereon was kepct that some younger general was recommended by Lee at the time of the resignation, I have undoubte Gen. William Mahone was the man recommended by Lee, and the statement is from Lee's own mouth. Sio say that at the time, he was ignorant both of Lee's resignation and of his recommendation. I p[16 more...]
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 19: observations upon matters connected with the War. (search)
ntry. I showed his reports of the condition of Lee's army in our front to General Grant, and afteris is a more accurate roster of the strength of Lee's army than I believe Lee himself has. Our strLee himself has. Our strong, personal friendship, only increasing in strength, remains to this day. I have no occasion tr recruiting more soldiers, it was evident that Lee must abandon Petersburg and Richmond and take abeen refitted, Grant, fearing all the time that Lee would escape him, commenced a series of operations on Lee's right flank to drive him into Richmond and hold all communication on the south side. he battle of Five Forks, which was successful. Lee made a counter attack on Grant's right wing, whubt of the end and was very much concerned lest Lee should vacate Petersburg in the night and escap troops from the North and other sources, while Lee could get no more reinforcements. This impossibility of obtaining reinforcements led Lee to make a proposition to the Confederate government to a[2 more...]
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