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The Burnside expedition. this paper was read by General Burnside before the soldiers' and sailors' historical Society of Rhode Island, July 7th, 1880, and is included here by permission of the Society, the text being somewhat abridged to conform to the plan of this work.-editors. Ambrose E. Burnside, Major-General, U. S. A. Soon after the 1st Rhode Island regiment was mustered out of service, I was appointed by President Lincoln to the office of brigadier-general. My commission was gi
April regular siege operations had been begun by General Parke and were pressed rapidly forward, and by the 26th of April the garrison at Beaufort had been forced to surrender.
Thus another victory was to be inscribed upon our banner.
The Rhode Island troops bore a most honorable part in this conflict.
After that, several small expeditions were sent into the interior of the country, all of which were successful.
Much to my sorrow, on the 3d of the following July I was ordered to go to