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Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 7: recruiting in New England. (search)
n Bay State regiment recruited Connecticut over the Fince how riotous soldiery were disciplined seizure of Mason and Slidell we should have fought England, and could have beaten her interview with Lincoln believes in moving on the enemy in Vi. On the 7th of November, 1861, Commodore Wilkes, with the San Jacinto, captured the Trent, having on board Mason and Slidell, the rebel emissaries to England and France. The Trent was an English passenger boat,--and of course a mail steamer,--auld look at the Trent affair only as a cause of war. The whole country desired that our government should hold Mason and Slidell, and for a time we did hold them. But after much consideration Mr. Seward, always fearful that England would do something against us, consented to return Mason and Slidell, upon the ground that the Trent, although captured, was not brought in. That was a subterfuge on our side, and a sneak on England's side. If the capture of these men was such an offence against t
d made substantially this proposition to the English government:-- That the two governments should unite in recognizing the independence of the Confederacy. That a treaty should then immediately be made with the Confederacy through Mason and Slidell. That Louis Napoleon, being promised aid by the rebels, should make an attack upon Mexico [which was afterwards made without their aid], for the purpose of establishing the empire of Maximilian, and that he should occupy New Orleans as a base othem away. A more daring performance than that of Strong was not done during the war by anybody. In the meantime I had become satisfied that the French government had come to an understanding with Mr. Seward and had broken off with Mason and Slidell; and that Seward was to aid the French Emperor in his attack on Mexico. That fact the man Seward himself confessed by an order issued that no arms should be sold to go out of the country because all were wanted to arm our troops. When the war
husetts, Butler aspires to be governor of, 967-968; elected, 968-969; his Fast Day proclamation, 970,972; the canvass for re-election, 981. Masonboro'inlet, transport fleet arrives off, 786. Mason, Jeremiah, tribute to, 63-64. Mason and Slidell episode, 316-324; reference to, 430-464-489. Matthews, Lieutenant, at Annapolis, 192-194. McCLELLAN, Gen., Geo. B., forces General Scott out, 245; Butler's first meeting with, 288; details Burnside to recruit for special service, 295; comm95. Sixth U. S. colored troops raid into Virginia and North Carolina, 617-618. Sixty-Seventh Ohio attacked, 649. Slavery, its perpetuation the cause of the war, 128; how and why it lead to rebellion and Butler to the front, 128, 160. Slidell and Mason episode, McClellan's reference to, 577. Slocumb, Mrs., Cora, story of, 423, 425. Smith, Rev. S. F., expounds Calvinistic doctrine, 60. Smith, Win., Butler studies law with, 71-72. Smith, Wm. P., transportation at Baltimore