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H. Wager Halleck , A. M. , Lieut. of Engineers, U. S. Army ., Elements of Military Art and Science; or, Course of Instruction in Strategy, Fortification, Tactis of Battles &c., Embracing the Duties of Staff, Infantry, Cavalry, Artillery and Engineers. Adapted to the Use of Volunteers and Militia. 82 0 Browse Search
Emil Schalk, A. O., The Art of War written expressly for and dedicated to the U.S. Volunteer Army. 24 0 Browse Search
Hon. J. L. M. Curry , LL.D., William Robertson Garrett , A. M. , Ph.D., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 1.1, Legal Justification of the South in secession, The South as a factor in the territorial expansion of the United States (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 16 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 2. (ed. Frank Moore) 16 0 Browse Search
Baron de Jomini, Summary of the Art of War, or a New Analytical Compend of the Principle Combinations of Strategy, of Grand Tactics and of Military Policy. (ed. Major O. F. Winship , Assistant Adjutant General , U. S. A., Lieut. E. E. McLean , 1st Infantry, U. S. A.) 14 0 Browse Search
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler 14 0 Browse Search
John Esten Cooke, Wearing of the Gray: Being Personal Portraits, Scenes, and Adventures of War. 12 0 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2. 12 0 Browse Search
Wendell Phillips, Theodore C. Pease, Speeches, Lectures and Letters of Wendell Phillips: Volume 1 10 0 Browse Search
Philip Henry Sheridan, Personal Memoirs of P. H. Sheridan, General, United States Army . 10 0 Browse Search
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Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 12: administration of finances, politics, and justice.--recall. (search)
ay out specie curbstone dealers in Confederate money their course a reliable news barometer Street disturbances case of Mrs. Larue no money to pay the troops Farragut's appeal for influence Adams express company called on an Army self-supported Banks' subsequent troubles General Butler didn't give reasons for his orders the confiscation acts enforced among the planters congressional election Count Mejan, the French consul Major Bell administers justice Intimations of recall Napoleon's demand and Seward's compliance General Banks arrives Butler in Washington, seeking reasons interviews with Lincoln, Stanton and Seward double-dealing of the latter shown farewell address Davis proclaims Butler a felon and an outlaw ,000 reward Lincoln desires Butler's services return to Lowell One of the most important matters which pressed upon me immediately after my occupation of the city was the condition of the currency. It was absolutely necessary for the successful adm
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 16: capture of fortifications around Richmond, Newmarket Heights, Dutch Gap Canal, elections in New York and gold conspiracy. (search)
aving out any sentiment in the matter, every man I have in my command has cost the government on the average more than three thousand dollars in his preparation to serve the Union. If I gain what I am to undertake, shall I not lose to the country more than its worth toward the termination of the war? And as these sounds greeted my ears, more than once the pen has dropped from my hand and with deep agitation I have paced my tent, painfully reflecting upon these topics. This shows I was no Napoleon, for he told his men at Saragossa, when they were falling around him, says the historian, Never mind, boys; a single night in Paris will make this all up. I confess that if such sentiment is necessary to fit a man for a general, I am not so fitted. But in the attack on Newmarket Heights I did deliberately expose my men to the loss of greater numbers than I really believed the capture of the redoubt was worth; for if the enemy's lines at Fort Harrison were captured, as they were, then Ne
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 18: why I was relieved from command. (search)
taff who were volunteers. I believed that at that dinner party such discussions might be renewed, so I called Captain Haggerty of my staff, a very bright young lawyer, and told him to go to the library and read the descriptions of one or two of Napoleon's famous battles, naming Marengo, and to ascertain the pivotal point or movement upon which the battles turned, so as to be able clearly to tell me what it was when I asked him. We all came to dinner in a very pleasant mood, but between one or tved that while he was reading some very fine novels, his mind did not turn to military novels, of which there were many in the library. He does not speak of ever having read a single work describing the carrying on of war from Alexander down to Napoleon, or even the battles of the Revolution and our war with Great Britain. He got to be a second lieutenant in a company in the Mexican War, and soon after resigned his command and took employment as clerk in the office of Captain Craig, a quarterm
ree Soilers after they had taken and consumed its fruits. General Butler's political interests strongly urged him to the same dishonor. But he never hesitated an instant, and uniformly justified the coalition, and openly defended it in every presence and to the most unwilling ears. In his personal relations the same traits are observable. He is quite too ready, I have sometimes thought, to forgive (he never forgets) injuries, but his memory never fails as to his friends. The basis of Napoleon's character, says Gourgand, was a pleasant humor. And a man who jests, continues Victor Hugo, at important junctures, is on familiar terms with events. A pleasant humor and a lively wit, and their constant exercise, are the possession and the habit of General Butler. Everybody has his anecdote of him. Let me refer to one anecdote of him in this respect, and that shall suffice for the hundreds that I might recall. The General was a member of our House of Representatives one year when
Manassas Junction, Butler advises fortifying, 222-223. Manchac pass, capture of, 501. Mansfield, General, commanding at Washington, mention of, 225, 236. Marcy, General, forwards copy of missing despatches to Grant, 874. Marengo, Napoleon's famous battle, 864-865. Marston, General, ordered to furnish vegetables to prisoners, 613. Martindale, General, reference to, 690; letter in regard to, 694. Martin, Capt., Frederick, Drury's Bluff, 891-892; on Butler's staff, 899. as probable Republican nominee for President, 143, 145, 146; had no authority to release Winans, 234; action in Trent affair, 319, 323, 324; reply to English minister regarding woman order, 420; nullifies Butler's orders, 426; informs Butler of Napoleon's plans, 464-465; efforts to aid Napoleon against Mexico, 489-490; yields to demands of certain New Orleans foreigners, 522; removes Butler from command in New Orleans, 530; interview with upon return from New Orleans, 534; his action in recalli