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Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 2: early political action and military training. (search)
In 1860 Governor Banks called together at Concord the whole volunteer militia of Massachusetts, amounting to nearly six thousand men. I encamped five days with them, so that I had seen together, for discipline, instruction, and military movement, a larger body of troops than even General Scott had seen together, for he never had so many in one body in Mexico. I have a reason for being thus particular in giving my experience in military matters. After I had won my spurs at Annapolis and Baltimore, I was, on the 16th of May, 1861, appointed to the actual command of troops in the field. The appointment was criticised by a lieutenant of topographical engineers, who afterwards became a general in the army, but who, at that time, had never commanded a corporal's guard but only took pictures of the country. He said I had no military experience, never having been to West Point. He forgot that putting an animal into a stable does not make him a horse; that point being better determined
pologize for having so voted? The convention then adjourned to Baltimore without further action. This adjournment to Baltimore was a planBaltimore was a plan of the friends of Judge Douglas, and its purpose was afterwards accomplished. It was evident that very many of the delegates of the convention, especially those from the Gulf States, would never go to Baltimore, and some announced an intention of resigning their positions. The D That is only too likely to be the fact. The convention met in Baltimore, on the 18th of June, in accordance with its adjournment. When in at Charleston, and who still presided over its deliberations at Baltimore, abandoned the chair and left the convention. I also left the I have already stated. I have also given the report adopted at Baltimore by the Breckenridge convention, and the only change made in the rhe National Committee appointed by the Breckenridge Convention of Baltimore consisted of fifteen gentlemen, of whom I was one. They had agre
upon the Sixth Regiment in its march through Baltimore was in fact of small moment, in view of the At that time the cars were hauled through Baltimore by horses. But it had been arranged between House, where I left him after the taking of Baltimore. There he remained until his term of servicsafety at the time this riot was going on in Baltimore. He was where he should have been, at the hwere very long trestle-works some miles from Baltimore, had been burned, so that no troops could beck train to Havre de Grace. The citizens of Baltimore, at a large meeting this evening, denounced re, so that any attempt to throw troops into Baltimore entails a march of forty miles and an attack instructions to wait rather than go through Baltimore, I still propose to march with this regimentgh Baltimore, and if he could not go through Baltimore, he was to go around by sea to the mouth of and in the meantime he found the way through Baltimore blocked up and had come to Annapolis. Here,[24 more...]
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 5: Baltimore and Fortress Monroe. (search)
routine of duty, in getting information from Baltimore of the state of things in that city. I soonment. Now, I was very anxious to go into Baltimore. I had no doubt, from all I had learned, th many years, that I would march them through Baltimore and revenge the cowardly attack made upon thh Regiment, whose comrades were shot down in Baltimore by a mob, some of whom carried the Winans pi charge of everything of warlike material in Baltimore. On the evening of that day, I received abe able, I think, to make the detachment for Baltimore. When can we be ready? Mansfield has satis If Brevet Major-General Cadwallader be in Baltimore with regiments of Pennsylvanians, let him ha I took his despatch which he had sent me at Baltimore from my pocket, and said:-- I have not ctual information about what was going on in Baltimore, which, according to what you proposed, you on; the withdrawal of myself and troops from Baltimore is a reproach upon me for what I have done. [58 more...]
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 6: contraband of War, Big Bethel and Hatteras. (search)
? asked Major Carey. With the exception of an interruption at Baltimore, which has now been disposed of, travel of peaceable citizens thr Washington to get authority to buy some. He got it, and went to Baltimore and bought one hundred and twenty-five very good horses. Meanwhihe 24th of July that all my effective forces should be removed to Baltimore together with Colonel Baker. They had become so frightened at Washington that they supposed the secessionists of Baltimore would rise, while there was no more danger of it than there was of an outbreak at re never was at any time during the war so much of an outbreak at Baltimore as there was at Boston when the draft riots occurred; and that Boo do with up to that time, or, indeed, the army either, except at Baltimore and Annapolis. The President shook me very warmly by the hand, aortress Monroe; and by taking Hatteras I had atoned for capturing Baltimore and wiped out Big Bethel, all in a campaign of four months and fi
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 7: recruiting in New England. (search)
nce more. He said that he had appointed Colonel Jones, who had led the Sixth Regiment through Baltimore, to raise a regiment to be denominated the Twenty-Sixth Massachusetts, and that Colonel Jones Why not let me go? You have got enough troops here, and I am only to have some regiments from Baltimore. I agree with you, he answered, as to the number of troops we have got here; that is not thn issued by General McClellan to disembark my troops at Fortress Monroe, and to return them to Baltimore. I immediately began to look the matter up. I telegraphed to Fortress Monroe, and was told cause it was a necessity to have around Washington the few troops that I should take away from Baltimore. He said that was not the reason; that regarding the number of troops opposed to us across th found a hole to bury this Yankee elephant in. The night of the 24th of February I left for Baltimore to go to Fortress Monroe, and at nine o'clock on the evening of the 25th I stood on the deck o
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 9: taking command of a Southern City. (search)
t able to organize any in the dark. If your column is fired upon from houses, the flash will show every window from which the missiles come, and those windows can instantly be filled with returning bullets. Furthermore, the column, unless it is too long, can be protected in the street better in the dark than in daylight. None of my troops up to this time had ever received or given a hostile shot, and I thought it would give them more confidence if I should lead the column, as I did at Baltimore. But this time I went on foot, as I had no horses. We marched without opposition to the Custom House, an immense granite building covering some acres and making a complete citadel. Having disposed of my troops, I returned to the St. Charles Hotel with one company of the Thirty-First Massachusetts as a headquarters guard. My officers having taken possession of the hotel, I returned to the steamer Mississippi, brought Mrs. Butler on shore, and took her to the hotel in a carriage. Th
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)
gner. Seward lived under a consuming and chronic fear that if we held any property of a foreigner, however guilty of treason, his government would declare for the independence of the Confederacy; and those governments and their officers did not scruple to take full advantage of Seward's timidity. After I had been relieved and had settled all my accounts with the government, so that not a dollar's difference stood between me and the government, suits were brought against me in New York, Baltimore, and elsewhere, to the amount of several hundred thousand dollars, for my acts during the war, or those done by my orders, even for the capture of General Twiggs' swords. All such suits have now been tried which the plaintiff would prosecute. These suits, by the law of military affairs, were to be defended by the government, and were so done by its law officers. I refused to have a single one settled. All were adjudicated in my favor; and not a dollar of a judgment has been rendere
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 13: occupations in 1863; exchange of prisoners. (search)
ay that on my journey home I was received with the greatest regard and affection by every good and loyal man; and was abused in the most violent and calumnious language, and with the falsest of charges, by every Copperhead newspaper. At Philadelphia I was received with most enthusiastic attention, and had the pleasure of meeting there especially the Hon. S. M. Felton, president of the Philadelphia & Wilmington Railroad, by whose patriotic exertions my regiment was enabled to get through Baltimore, the first reinforcement to the capital. On my arrival at the city of New York, I was the recipient of every possible courtesy. One hundred of the leading men and merchants of New York were appointed a committee to invite me to a public dinner, in accordance with the resolutions of a public meeting, containing names and sentiments which make it the proudest memento that any man in this country can show. It will ever be kept most gratefully as a vindication of every act of mine then do
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)
d proceeded to write me that he had moved troops longer than I had, and that he was my superior in that. As Smith had reported to me at Fortress Monroe in 1861 as a lieutenant of topographical engineers who had never commanded a man in his life except his servant, when I was a major-general in command of several thousand men, and had been moving large bodies of troops from Boston to Annapolis, from Annapolis to Washington, from the capital to the Relay House, and from the Relay House to Baltimore; and had afterwards moved troops from Boston to Ship Island, and from Ship Island to New Orleans, and from New Orleans all over the State of Louisiana, it seemed to me that I had had much more experience in moving troops than he had; and as a topographical engineer is not the highest grade at West Point, I did not think I should be insulted by a second grade West Pointer. I overlooked all that, however, and wrote him an unofficial letter explaining my first letter, asking him if he did no
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