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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)
erman tavern at the top of the hill, with a beer garden attached to it. I took possession of a room in it, and had a huge fire made there. Placing my despatch book so that the water would not run off me on to it, I at once wrote a despatch to Major Morris, of the United States army, in command of Fort McHenry, to which, before I had left Annapolis, I had sent as a reinforcement Major Devens with his battalion. I have no copy of that despatch, but it was in substance this:-- Major Morris,Major Morris, United States Army, Commanding Fort McHenry: I have taken possession of Baltimore. My troops are on Federal Hill, which I can hold with the aid of my artillery. If I am attacked to-night, please open upon Monument Square with your mortars. I will keep the hill fully lighted with fires during the night so that you may know where we are and not hit us. Major Devens will know my handwriting. I found an intelligent German lad who said he knew very well the road to Fort McHenry, and one of m
aj. Peter S., directs work at Dutch Gap, 747. Military Training, Butler's, 123,125. Military Commission defined, 842-843; Butler suggests that Davis be tried by, 916-918. Milligan vs., United States, the case of, 1007-1009. Miller, Capt. Morris J., romancing note from, 194; quartermaster at Annapolis, his romance and relief, 196. Missouri Compromise, 130-131. Mobile Harbor entered by blockade runners, 849. Moise, Judge, 397. Monroe, Major, of New Orleans, 437-438. Moore, Gov. Thomas O., of Louisiana, 385; letter from Lovell to, 397; letter to Davis, 477; reference to, 430-431. Moore, Peter, the case of, 986-987. Morgan, Senator of New York, 362. Morris, Major, at Fort McHenry, 231-232. Mount Benedict, destruction of Ursuline Convent on, 110-123. Mulford, Colonel, assistant agent for exchange of prisoners, 586, 588, 589, 597, 606, 608, 609. Mumford pulls down flag at New Orleans, 370, 376; arrest, trial, and execution of, 437, 443; his widow