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Richard Hakluyt, The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques, and Discoveries of the English Nation 58 0 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 42 0 Browse Search
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler 34 0 Browse Search
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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War. 20 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events, Diary from December 17, 1860 - April 30, 1864 (ed. Frank Moore) 16 0 Browse Search
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Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 14: in command of the Army of the James. (search)
ut whether it was determined to make the attack on the north side of the James or on the south, Bermuda and City Point should be used as a base of operations. City Point on the opposite side of the ter, and Fortress Monroe in twenty-four hours, so as to be up the James River at City Point and Bermuda before the enemy knew that I was moving in that direction. I explained to him in great detail One thing he impressed upon me: that I must be sure to hold City Point in any event, and make Bermuda impregnable; so that if he failed in turning the left flank of General Lee and driving him backuld hold the Petersburg and Richmond Railroad cut for ten days, and secure our proposed base at Bermuda and City Point, that by that time he would join me there, or on the James above Richmond, havinI instructed him to turn over all his disabled and unserviceable horses to the quartermaster at Bermuda, to be turned out to graze. See Appendix No. 53. General Sheridan on the next day sent me
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 15: operations of the Army of the James around Richmond and Petersburg. (search)
way back to join us if he had met with disaster. The fortifications of our intrenched camp at Bermuda were by no means in such condition as they needed to be, to be thoroughly impregnable to the atad done up to this time what I had agreed with General Grant to do: I had seized City Point and Bermuda by a surprise; I had brought my army, against all opposition and without any considerable loss,organized, contained some sixteen thousand effective men, and their removal left me actually at Bermuda,--reckoning the cavalry, a part of whom were armed only with pistols, and possible convalescentChickahominy route across the James River. I should have felt little alarm for the safety of Bermuda had my fortifications been completed in Gillmore's front. Although twice as much time had beenrder one of his corps — and it was unfortunately Wright's corps which he did order — to land at Bermuda and in conjunction with my forces seize and destroy the Petersburg railroad. I did not suppose
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)
n battle-flags and several hundred prisoners were captured. The day was a very rainy one, but the rebels kept up the attack until nearly night, when they withdrew. No attack was ever afterwards made on that line, but we occupied it from that time until our negro troops marched from it to take possession of Richmond. Further up to our right about a mile from our line I bivouacked with my staff and some dozen orderlies in a grove of stunted pines. My headquarters guard had not come from Bermuda with me, and I saw no necessity for detailing from the line any of my tired troops to make a guard. The night was an exceedingly dark one. About nine o'clock General Weitzel's provost marshal came up to headquarters, where he naturally supposed there would be a sufficient guard, and turned over to my headquarters provost marshal some three hundred prisoners, took his receipt and rode back to his own camp, some three miles to the left, and I found myself in this singular situation — with
, City Point, Va., Dec. 7, 1864. Major-General B. F. Butler, Commanding Army of the James: I had sent you a cipher despatch before receiving your instructions to General Weitzel. I think it advisable that all embarkation should take place at Bermuda. The number of intrenching tools I think should be increased three or four times. U. S. Grant, Lieutenant-General. The number of intrenching tools was increased. To get additional transportation I sent word to Colonel Dodge that the Baltint the navy to wait an hour. See Appendix No. 112. I transmitted that order to General Weitzel on the date of its receipt, See Appendix No. 113. and on the 8th of December at 9.15 A. M. I received a telegram from him stating that he was at Bermuda embarking his troops. See Appendix No. 114. We took out one steamer at Fortress Monroe to make out our complement of transportation. On the night of the 8th of December, I took Lieutenant-Colonel Comstock on board my boat, shook hands with
south if they should be required. Let all your men have two (2) days' cooked rations in haversacks. During to-morrow night withdraw to the left of your line at Bermuda the force you propose sending south, unless otherwise ordered. It will be well to get ready as soon as you can to blow out the end of the canal. U. S. Grant, Limmand and get off to Fortress Monroe as soon as possible after daylight to-morrow morning. Benj. F. Butler, Major-General Commanding. [no. 114. see page 785.] Bermuda, Dec. 8, 1864, 9.15 A. M. Major-General Butler I am here embarking the troops in case you should have anything to communicate. Godfrey Weitzel, Major-General.l Ames' division of the Twenty-Fourth Corps, and General Paine's division of the Twenty-Fifth Corps, under command of Major-General Weitzel, to an encampment near Bermuda. On the 8th the troops embarked for Fortress Monroe. On the 9th, Friday, I reported to Rear-Admiral Porter that the army portion of the conjoint expedition
468, 490; letter from Count Mejan, 474; reports on Williams' position at Baton Rouge, 481; experience with colored troops, 496-500; man to take Port Hudson, 531; advises Butler, 642; reference to, 649; suggestion at Drury's Bluff, 658; division at Drury's Bluft, 658; made chief engineer, 664; reference to, 672; strengthens Fort Harrison, 736; sends prisoners to Butler, 738; reconnoitres Fort Fisher, 774; instructions for the Roanoke expedition, 781-782; signal tower, 784; embarks troops at Bermuda, 785; reconnoitres Fort Fisher, 787; carries Butler's message to Porter, 788; confers with Porter regarding attack on Fort Fisher, 791; reports condition of fort, 792,794; agrees that an attack would be useless, 796; report, 798; quoted, 808; references, 810, 814; commendation of, 814; report on Fort Fisher, 816, 817; reference to, 818-819, examined by investigating committee, 821; shielded by Butler, 821-822; friendly letter from Butler, 822; reference, 862; commendation of, 894. Weldon