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critics that, while I seek not to disguise the fact that I honor and esteem some of our commanders as I do not others, I have been blind neither to the errors of the former nor to the just claims of the latter — that my high estimation of Grant and Sherman (for instance) has not led me to conceal or soften the lack of reasonable precautions which so nearly involved their country in deplorable if not irremediable disaster at Pittsburg Landing. So with Banks's mishap at Sabine Cross-roads and Butler's failure at Fort Fisher. On the other hand, I trust my lack of faith in such officers as Buell and Fitz John Porter has not led me to represent them as incapable or timorous soldiers. What I believe in regard to these and many more of their school is, that they were misplaced — that they halted between their love of country and their traditional devotion to Slavery — that they clung to the hope of a compromise which should preserve both Slavery and the Union, long after all reasonable gro<
V. New Orleans and the Gulf. Gen. B. F. Butler concentrates 15,000 men on Ship Island Cring which an order was once issued to send Gen. Butler's troops from Fortress Monroe to Port Royal,000 men, while all that could be spared to Gen. Butler was 15,000, President Lincoln, after hearinnt for the prosecution. A fortnight later, Gen. Butler went home to superintend the embarkation ofhen collected at Ship Island, to 13,700. Gen. Butler set out from Hampton Roads, Feb. 25, 186on so far as circumstances should dictate. Gen. Butler, so soon as Capt. Farragut had passed, was such manner as should then seem expedient. Gen. Butler engaged to have 6,000 men embarked on transto the respective shores. All being ready, Gen. Butler and his staff went on board the Saxon; everny batteries at his back, he might have argued Butler out of New Orleans. A wide diversity as to prand children, delighted in hallooing, wherever Butler appeared or was expected, Where's old cock-eye[22 more...]
shua R. Giddings Mr. Lincoln Gov. Seward Gen. Butler Gen. Frement Gen. T. W. Sherman Gen. Woohis light. Directly after May 22, 1861. Gen. Butler's accession to command at Fortress Monroe, e contraband of war: In this matter, he [Gen. Butler] has struck this Southern Insurrection in a, demanded a return of those negroes; which Gen. Butler courteously but firmly declined; and, afteronroe was thenceforth almost continuous. Gen. Butler wrote May 27, 1861. forthwith to Lt.-Gencretary of War. Your obedient servant, Benj. F. Butler. Lt.-General Scott. He was answered bion. Simon Cameron, Secretary of War. To Maj.-Gen. Butler. Time passed. Bull Run had been fouge public. Maj.-Gen. Wool, who succeeded Gen. Butler in command at Fortress Monroe, issued ocan we feed arid care for such a multitude? Gen. Butler wrote me a few days since that he was issuihey eat, and that is all; though it is true Gen. Butler is feeding the Whites also by the thousand;[2 more...]
prisoners. J. E. B. Stuart (who of course claims the result as his victory) admits a loss of over 600 of his cavalry in this affair, including Col. Saul Williams, 2d N. C., and Lt.-Col. Frank Hampton, 2d S. C., killed; Gen. W. H. F. Lee and Cols. Butler and Harman being among his wounded. He claims 3 guns and a good many small arms captured; and an unofficial Rebel account says they took 336 prisoners, including wounded. Considered as a reconnaissance in force, Pleasanton's expedition wase required. If this levy of money on a defenseless place, which had in all things evinced a meek and quiet spirit, is justifiable by the laws of war, it is difficult to see how the unsupported charges of rapacity and extortion leveled against Gen. Butler's rule in truculent and venomous New Orleans can be plausibly condemned or complained of. J. E. B. Stuart, with a considerable proportion of the Rebel cavalry, was watching on our left flank when Hooker crossed the Potomac, and crossed hims
een over-estimated by Foster at 20,000. An expedition composed of three Mass. regiments. under Col. J. R. Jones, was soon dispatched May 21. to capture a Rebel outpost at Gum Swamp, 8 miles from Kinston; and was partially successful, taking 165 prisoners; but the enemy attacked our outpost in return, killing Col. Jones and inflicting some other loss, though finally repulsed. A cavalry raid, supported by infantry, to Warsaw, July 3. on the Weldon and Wilmington Railroad, and another, soon afterward, to the Rocky Mount station, proved successful: the railroad being broken in either instance, and considerable property destroyed; Tarborough being captured, and several steamers burned there, during the latter. Gen. Foster was soon ordered July 13. to Fortress Monroe--his command being enlarged to embrace that section of Virginia — but no important movement occurred till he was relieved Oct. 28. by Gen. Butler, and ordered to succeed Gen. Burnside in East Tennessee
oes Gen. Phelps's Black recruiting in Louisiana Gen. Butler thereon Jeff. Davis on Butler and Phelps togetheButler and Phelps together Congress orders a general enrollment, regardless of color Democratic denunciation thereof Gov. Andrew, ofantime, Brig.-Gen. J. W. Phelps, commanding under Gen. Butler at Carrollton, La., finding his camp continually , contrary to the policy of the Government, which Gen. Butler was endeavoring, so far as possible, to conform t, Gen. Phelps, in his report June 16, 1862. to Gen. Butler's Adjutant, justifying his conduct in the premisethan any other course which could be adopted. Gen. Butler, in response, instructed Gen. Phelps to employ hit way, and thereupon throwing up his commission. Gen. Butler declined to accept his resignation; but it was, othe number. The current of events soon carried Gen. Butler along with it; so that — though he was almost iso in proclaiming Dec. 23, 1862. the outlawry of Gen. Butler and his officers, See p. 106. decreed that all
Richmond recrosses for his overland advance Butler impels Gillem and Kautz against Petersburg W. advances to and over the Squirrel level road Butler assaults and carries Fort Harrison field fail sent up to his aid from Fortress Monroe by Gen. Butler, and encountering, when near New Kent C. H.lack infantry, which lad been likewise sent by Butler on the same errand. Pursuit by the enemy was the railroads as thoroughly as he could, while Butler, moving by steam, had rushed on Richmond with H., rejoined the Army of the Potomac. Gen. Butler, commanding at Fortress Monroe, had been rekewise embarked June 12-13. and returned to Butler; while the Army of the Potomac was put in motiasonably supported by the legions of Meade. Butler, after the dispatch of the best part of his fo), 13 guns, and 30 wagons. On our right, Gen. Butler had been directed to throw a pontoon-bridgeant again sounded a general advance. While Gen. Butler demonstrated in force on our extreme right [26 more...]
um attacked by Hardee at Averysboroa Rebels recoil Jo. Johnston sirikes Slocum at Bentonville indecisive fighting Johnston decamps Sherman enters Goldsboroa Butler and Weitzel's expedition to Fort Fisher the powder Ship Porter's bombardment Butler returns to the James Grant dissatisfied expedition sent back under Terry Butler returns to the James Grant dissatisfied expedition sent back under Terry Fort Fisher invested bombarded by the fleet the sailors' assault repulsed Gen. Ames assaults from the land side desperate fighting the Fort carried losses explosion of magazine Gen. Schofield arrives advances on Wilmington fight at town creek Fort Anderson evacuated Hoke retreats Burns vessels and stores Wilmingtoneffect a landing at or near Fort Fisher, they will be returned to the armies operating against Richmond without delay. U. S. Grant, Lieutenant-General. Major-General B. F. Butler. Gen. Weitzel had concurred in the propriety of returning, but in entire ignorance of this order. Had it been directed to him, and he placed in com
the city under cover of darkness, passing Fort Brady at midnight, responding to its fire, and dismounting a 100-pounder in its battery; then passing out of its range, and breaking the chain in front of the obstructions placed in the channel by Gen. Butler at the lower end of Dutch gap, so that the Fredericksburg passed through; while the Richmond, Virginia, and Drewry, attempting to follow, grounded: the last-named, being immovable, was abandoned by her crew at day-light, and soon blown up by asince July, 1861, held its sittings; but these, being scarcely visible from beneath, were now supplanted by a real American flag, formerly belonging to the 12th Maine, which had floated over the St. Charles, at New Orleans, when that hotel was Gen. Butler's headquarters. Gen. Shepley had long since expressed a hope that it might yet wave over Richmond; whereupon, Lt. Depeyster had asked and obtained permission to raise it there, should opportunity be afforded; and now, having brought it hither
160. Bushrod, Gen., at Chickamauga, 422. Butler, Gen. Benjamin F., 73; expedition of, against avis, Jefferson, Proclamation of, declaring Gen. Butler a felon, 105-6; on the field at Fair Oaks, Mallory, Col., demands fugitive slaves from Gen. Butler, and is refused, 238. Malvern Hill, batt 95-6; allusion to, 97; 98-9; imprisoned by Gen. Butler, 100. Montgomery, Col., at Vicksburg, 31ry Stanton on, 515-16; Gen. Phelps on, 517; Gen. Butler in response, on, 518; Gov. Andrew of Mass. abandon the Territory, 25. New Orleans, Gen. Butler's expedition against, 81 to 106; importancey Admiral Farragnt, 95-6; occupation of, by Gen. Butler, 97-101, 106; elects Union members of Congr415-17. Palmerston, Lord, his opinion of Gen. Butler's order No. 28, 100. Parke, Gen. John G., 394; Grant advances on, 562; raid on, 565-6; Butler menaces, 575; Peace overtures at, 665; full of Yeadon, Richard, offers $10,000 reward for Gen. Butler, 106. Yellow Bayou, La., fight of A. J. [5 more...]