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Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 1,756 1,640 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events, Diary from December 17, 1860 - April 30, 1864 (ed. Frank Moore) 979 67 Browse Search
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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)
at may be questioned, it is that in which I followed the bent of my own opinions. Returning home with me, after I retired to civil and political life, Mrs. Butler remained the same good adviser, educating and guiding her children during their young lives with such skill and success that neither of them ever did an act which caused me serious sorrow, or gave me the least anxiety on their behalf. She made my home and family as happy as we could be. She took her place in society when at Washington, and maintained it with such grace, dignity, and loveliness of character that no one ever said an unkind or a disparaging word of her. From my earliest vote I became deeply interested in politics. By politics I do not mean such questions only as how far the Virginia resolutions of ‘98 should be the guide of the future of this country, leaving its frame of government virtually a conglomeration of States by no means indissolubly bound together, each of which should conduct for itself eve
aves, or by manumission during their lives. Washington, John Randolph, of Roanoke, Virginia, and Jo Calling on Judge Douglas on my way through Washington, I told him in a full and frank conversationif ever seven or eight States send agents to Washington to say, We want to get out of the Union, we ore Mr. Breckenridge was nominated I went to Washington. and had an interview with him, and receivead agreed, before they separated, to meet at Washington during the holidays in December, to take not. Then let a grand jury be summoned here in Washington, and indict the commissioners, or let the Cher part of December, 1860, when I met you in Washington. I said I did not know that he had seen any I invited a Washington friend, a citizen of Washington, to dine with me at my hotel. After dinner,ve term) inaugurated to rule over us here in Washington. I walked along in silence for a short tir indications of the temper of the people in Washington. I talked with some of the ladies, and they[3 more...]
I am called to prepare troops to be sent to Washington, and I must ask the court to postpone this cr to me. Meanwhile, a direction came from Washington to send two regiments to Fortress Monroe, whRelay House. When the regiment arrived in Washington President Lincoln met it at the depot. He st had passed through Baltimore on its way to Washington. It was believed it had arrived at Washingting the river, was one of the protections of Washington. Great numbers of troops, concluded Major L port of Annapolis as the port and harbor of Washington. This would give the North, by means of itsones:-- Mr. James Ross, of Pittsburg, was Washington's agent for the sale of his lands in Pennsylof his declaration that he proposed to go to Washington by water. But it seemed that when he got tomiles from Annapolis and about nineteen from Washington. where the grand attack was to be made upon had done that business and was returning to Washington, and in the meantime he found the way throug[61 more...]
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 5: Baltimore and Fortress Monroe. (search)
f the officers of the regular troops then in Washington, as elsewhere, threw up their commissions thvine service in his own pew in the church at Washington as President of the Confederacy. I know notto hold it. They could easily be spared from Washington, for they are there now only to defend Washiough could not be spared from the defence of Washington to make the movement, and that he was waitin attacked the Sixth Regiment on its march to Washington. He was also the builder of the Winans stea circles. To get some more troops to secure Washington, a movement was made on the 9th from Elkton Scott, after I reached the Relay House from Washington, I referred to my suggestion and concluded i June 4, 1861. Lieutenant-General Scott, Washington, D. C.: General:--I beg leave further to calwhich I understood were issued when I was in Washington, have not been published; at least, I have nbeen obtained from the chief of engineers at Washington. I told him to take it in charge. Against [33 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)
Hatteras their surrender midnight ride to Washington telling welcome news to the President a Waa., March 9, 1891. Gen. Benj. F. Butler, Washington, D. C.: Dear Sir:--I have received, through th some safety, I thought, provided I got to Washington and carried the news of the capture myself. neral Wool, I got leave immediately to go to Washington, or, as he expressed it, he sent me to WashiWashington to report the matter, he agreeing with me that it was very necessary to hold Fort Hatteras andth the Baltimore & Ohio, nineteen miles from Washington, I was informed that I could go no further toing to the engineer I said: Won't you go to Washington with me? If you say I shall go, I shall g there might be freight trains coming out of Washington, and that we might run into them, as they st Maine. The regiment was raised and sent to Washington to guard the forts. It had never been in th the Confederate troops could have come into Washington without difficulty if they had chosen to com[9 more...]
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 7: recruiting in New England. (search)
evidence of it I had gone. When I reached Washington I called upon the President. He received meand my enterprise of recruitment. I went to Washington and saw the President and General Scott, andis telegram meant, and I went immediately to Washington. There I found that the Mason and Slidell m sailed for Fortress Monroe. When I reached Washington General McClellan consented to have appointemen I needed taken away from the army around Washington. He very much wanted two hundred thousand minly not what his estimate was, for while in Washington I had been very busy about my own affairs. just before McClellan made his movement from Washington against them, and Johnston's report as publiou had one hundred thousand effective men in Washington, he said, and were permitted to move over thme because it was a necessity to have around Washington the few troops that I should take away from general. I bowed and left. I stayed in Washington long enough to have a little bird sing to me[7 more...]
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 8: from Hatteras to New Orleans. (search)
were, whether above or below the water. It would take more than thirty days to send up word to the Navy Department at Washington and get a supply of coal back. Flag-Officer Farragut, as was then his rank, was almost in despair at the delay. I wasad chartered the Constitution at three thousand dollars a day. She could steam fifteen miles an hour, and before I left Washington I had sent her to Ship Island twice, once with three thousand men and a second time with five thousand men, with thirtys, under a daily demurrage of three thousand dollars, waiting for me to come. But I was so baffled by the intrigues at Washington, and afterwards by the perils of the sea, that I did not get to Ship Island until the last of March, while I was expectr when it was first brought to his attention to the time when the last mortar was fired. When Farragut was called to Washington and the naval part of the expedition was confided to him by Secretary Welles, Porter having a month before that gone to
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 9: taking command of a Southern City. (search)
o the policy of seizure afterwards because of the confiscation acts of our Congress. One thing I may say here as well as elsewhere, that from the hour I left Washington in February, 1862, to the hour of the despatch given below, I never received any direction or intimation from Washington or anywhere else how I should conduct tWashington or anywhere else how I should conduct the expedition or carry on the administration of the government in that department; and by no word ever afterwards was the confidence and high praise therein expressed by my official superiors as to my proceedings in New Orleans withdrawn. Following is the despatch referred to:-- War Department, Washington, June 10, 1862. MajWashington, June 10, 1862. Maj.-Gen. Benjamin F. Butler, Commanding, etc., New Orleans: General — Your interesting despatches, announcing the brilliant success of your expedition, as well as those sent by Colonel Deming and Mr. Bouligny, were duly received. No event during the war has exercised an influence upon the public mind so powerful as the capture a
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 10: the woman order, Mumford's execution, etc. (search)
ionist, but I had heard that his wife was exceedingly interested on the side of the rebels, and had been ordered out of Washington by the Secretary of War for some treasonable acts. I said to him:-- I want to say to you that one of my officers haverted to that use. There was no appropriation upon which a requisition could be properly answered by the government at Washington from which to take it out of the taxes of the North. But nothing was further from my thoughts than either of these expsend to me to ascertain if I would see her. I immediately answered I would see Mrs. Mumford any time at my office in Washington. A few days later her card came to me and she was shown in. She had aged somewhat. I told her that I had received a lhall have it, and if she deserves it she shall hold it. She rented her house in Wytheville and took a small house in Washington. I saw her once in about six months or a year after that. She turned out to be a very good clerk, and was not disturb
to Vicksburg that the condition of things at Washington and the need of reinforcements because of Mccting Vicksburg and in sending his troops to Washington. There are two answers to that: First, the to him expressly not to send any troops to Washington when he had important use for them in his ow The only man that was in a panic concerning Washington was Halleck himself, as will be seen by his ar Richmond has produced another stampede in Washington. You will collect as rapidly as possible al situation of the Army of the Potomac around Washington prevented anything being sent. The light in executing this command, especially as at Washington our own soldiers had cut away the timber in me. They held the matter under advisement at Washington. I wished to satisfy myself that there wagh soldierly bearing, are at Fort Myers near Washington, by the order of the War Department, exhibitin publishing the following indorsement from Washington of what he has considered the useful service[1 more...]
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