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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)
ir troops, if there are any, to go there too. I chose the hour of six o'clock for departure, as, at the rate I intended to move, it would bring me at the station in Baltimore just at sunset, which was the hour I thought best fitted for me to arrive there, as darkness gathers very suddenly in that latitude after sunset. When we had marched about two miles up the railroad we halted. In the two forward cars was a company of picked men of the Sixth Regiment, under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel Watson, with my military secretary, the late Richard S. Fay, acting as his aid. This company was detached to go to Frederick to arrest Ross Winans, and bring him down to the Relay House, and then by the shortest road to take him to Annapolis. All of this was done with promptness and despatch, and in the morning Mr. Winans found himself at my headquarters in Annapolis with sentinels before his door. The remainder of the train with the troops then backed down past the Relay House toward
utler of command, 827; letters, telegrams, reports regarding Butler's removal sent to, 829, 830; treasury empty, 848; Sherman at, 868; McClellan telegraphs Halleck from, 872; complaints of Grant, 873; Butler at, 902, 918; convention of Johnston and Sherman rejected at, 913, 914; the Johnson impeachment trial at, 926, 930. Washington and Lee University, state dinner at first commencement, 881, 887. Washington, the treaty with England, 966-967. Waterville College, life at, 57, 69. Watson, Lieutenant-Colonel, mention of in command of picked men of Massachusetts Sixth Regiment, 229. Weber, Col. Max, in attack on Fort Hatteras, 283. Webster, Daniel, tribute to, 64; succeeded in Senate by Winthrop, 116; his political death, 131. Weitzel, Gen., Godfrey, prepares material for storming Forts Jackson and St. Philip, 358; valuable knowledge regarding those forts, 359, 363, 365; report regarding forts, 369; examines and repairs forts, 465, 468, 490; letter from Count Mejan, 4