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J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, XLIX. April, 1865 (search)
r the flames were arrested, mainly by the efforts of the Federal troops. Gen. Weitzel commanded the troops that occupied the city upon its abandonment. The trl defense troops might have held it against the few white troops brought in by Weitzel. The negroes never would have been relied on to take it by assault. I seehe next day, as it has not been acted upon. April 12 Warm and cloudy. Gen. Weitzel publishes an order to-day, requiring all ministers who have prayed for the Ph rations from the Federal commissariat. April 14 Bright and cool. Gen. Weitzel and his corps having been ordered away; Major-Gen. Ord has succeeded to the nce dawn. I saw no negro troops among them, but presume there are some. Gen. Weitzel's rule became more and more despotic daily; but it is said the order dictati J. A. Campbell. Approved for publication in the Whig, and in handbill form. G. Weitzel, Major-Gen. Commanding. Richmond, Va., April 11th, 1865. To-day the follo
. Adjt.-Gen., Dept. of the Gulf, New Orleans, La. My surprise may not be imagined when I received these reports from Weitzel, especially that one in which he declared he would not obey my orders to command colored troops. It will be observed her case being a mere rumor. Not a word as to any misconduct of a single colored soldier. With a bleeding heart lest Weitzel might still be so far misled as to disobey my orders, after reasoning with him upon his conduct, I wrote an order leavinates, like any other regiments. About thirty days after, when I was relieved from command in New Orleans, I left General Weitzel in full command of the richest portion of Louisiana, having the crops gathered, housed, and taken charge of for the lating to confiscated property, the action of which I have before set forth. Afterwards I procured the appointment of Weitzel as major-general under my command in the Department of Virginia, in 1864, and he had the singular felicity of marching f
as from this line that the negro troops under Weitzel marched and took possession of the rebel capi-The first object of the expedition under General Weitzel is to close to the enemy the port of Wilmd of the troops. Should the troops under General Weitzel fail to effect a landing at or near Fort troops, I telegraphed General Grant that General Weitzel's command was encamped at Signal Tower awndix No. 112. I transmitted that order to General Weitzel on the date of its receipt, See Append See Appendix No. 120. When Comstock and Weitzel returned they reported to me that the admiralery tired that night, but if I would send General Weitzel and Colonel Comstock on board in the mornshould be arranged between Admiral Porter and Weitzel so that there should be no mistake. And, besmen, and that from the mound battery? General Weitzel went on shore, determined what the reportaptured. See Appendix No. 137. So then General Weitzel was excusable in his view of the fort, an[37 more...]
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 18: why I was relieved from command. (search)
tly and kindly the President replied to me. Soon afterwards I learned that the report which had been sent to Washington had upon it a sufficiently severe endorsement, especially as it contained the baldest misstatement that my report stated that one reason for my return was that I had no intrenching tools, which was untrue, as the report shows. It is a singular fact that this misstatement originated with Porter, who put it in his report of December 31. The fact was I had ordered that Weitzel should take quite a large quantity of intrenching tools, and as Grant thought the number should be increased three or four times, the whole were taken with us. My report, with the endorsement thereon, which had been sent to Washington, was recalled by General Grant, and the endorsement, which was not in the hand-writing of the lieutenant-general, was changed by somebody who erased in a rather bungling way two or more lines by scratching them out with a knife. General Grant's signature
osition out of the woods, near the Penitentiary grounds. Respectfully submitted to the Colonel Commanding Army of Baton Rouge, La. N. M. Dudley, Colonel Commanding Right Wing, Army of Baton Rouge. C. A. R. Dimon, A. A. A. General. Lieutenant Weitzel's report. headquarters, Baton Rouge, August 7, 1862. General: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your favor of yesterday. Your troops at this place have won a glorious victory. I do not consider that there is the leana, but only after they had shot down four successive color-bearers. The exact loss on our side is not yet reported. But certain it is, that it is much less than that of the enemy. I am, sir, very respectfully, Your obedient servant, G. Weitzel, Lieutenant U. S. Engineer and Chief Engineer, Department of the Gulf. Major-General B. F. Butler Commanding Department of the Gulf, New-Orleans, La. Commander Porter's report. U. S. Gunboat Essex, off Baton Rouge, August 6, 1862. Hon
recount a very successful expedition, under Gen. Weitzel, of the preparation for the march of which ously informed the Commanding General. General Weitzel landed at Donaldsonville, and took up hislayed by a very severe storm. I send you Gen. Weitzel's report, received today, and will forward y the next mail my letter of instruction to Gen. Weitzel in answer to his despatches herewith sent. med that our railroad communications with General Weitzel are opened, and his messenger has just co, Major-General Commanding. Report of General Weitzel. headquarters reserve brigade, Bayou Very respectfully, your obedient servant, G. Weitzel, Brig.-General U. S. Vols., Commanding Reseery on the right bank being the nearest. General Weitzel soon made his dispositions to attack the action, is a source of great pleasure to General Weitzel. The General is justly proud of his brigupport of an army, than that possessed by General Weitzel. The physical support has been shown to [1 more...]
the Cotten playing upon him. He, however, drove the artillery away, and put several shots into the Cotten. The whole rebel force was there, numbering between three and four thousand men, with (it is said) seventy field-pieces. It is reported to-day that we did them a great deal of damage, and that the Cotten is sunk. They had thrown up a mud fort on this side, but evacuated it on our arrival. An attempt was made to remove the obstructions, but without success; but I think that when Gen. Weitzel arrives, so as to afford protection from the sharp-shooters on the banks, we can do so. The enemy destroyed about one thousand hogsheads sugar, a lot of molasses, and also burnt ninety-eight cars and steam-engines. The Cotten is iron-cased, and did some excellent shooting. She mounts one long thirty-two-pounder, four twenty-four-pounders, and two six-pounders, rifled guns. The iron casing on the Kinsman and Diana turned the shot beautifully. Capt. McLoefflin, who was on board o
en held by Brig.-Gen. Williams. The attack was made on the fifth of August with greatly superior forces, under the rebel Gen. Breckinridge. Gen. Williams gained a most signal victory, but fell in the fight. Our loss was ninety killed, and two hundred and fifty wounded. We buried three hundred of the enemy's dead, left upon the field. On the sixteenth of August, the garrison of Baton Rouge was withdrawn to New-Orleans. On the twenty-fourth of October, Gen. Butler sent a force, under Brig.-Gen. Weitzel, to operate on the west bank of the Mississippi, in the La Fourche district. He engaged a considerable body of the enemy on the twenty-fifth, about nine miles from Donaldsonville, and defeated them, with the loss of their commander, a large number killed and wounded, and two hundred and sixty-eight prisoners. Our loss was eighteen killed and sixty-eight wounded. This victory opened the whole of that part of the country. General Butler's reports of the military operations in his depar
account. Lafourche Station, Friday, January 16, 1868. we have just arrived here with Gen. Weitzel and the larger number of the forces under him, who are encamped at Thibodeaux, near this plac became, therefore, simply necessary to go and clean them out, and the task was allotted to General Weitzel. The General commenced moving his forces from Thibodeaux on Sunday, the eleventh. Theseolently lifted in the air, but fortunately with no damage, as was afterward found. An aid of Gen. Weitzel came galloping up to tell the Kinsman of another torpedo being planted right ahead, a contrabsomething to record really worth crowing over. But of one thing we are all confident here, General Weitzel is capable of any thing he may be set to do; and so let us indulge in the hope of soon reco. I forgot, in my hurry, to write down this negro's name; perhaps it is as well I did not. General Weitzel can easily find him, and surely, if the lives of some dozen or two of our defenders are wor
e made. The commands of Generals Emory and Weitzel on Thursday and Friday arrived at Berwick CitOn landing at Berwick City the brigade of General Weitzel proceeded to the outskirts, ahead, and toere there to welcome us. It was well that General Weitzel placed a guard over their homes and propeadvancing. This fact was communicated to General Weitzel. Captain Williamson was also notified of , accompanied by Generals Emory, Andrews, and Weitzel, now rode up for the purpose of reconnoitringed the right of the line of battle, while General Weitzel's brigade formed the left, in precisely tine of battle were Paine's, to the right, and Weitzel's, on the left — the former reaching to the Tomplishing the object. The brigades of Generals Weitzel and Paine formed the two first lines of bone Hundred and Seventy-third New-York of General Weitzel's brigade, left. Colonel Ingraham's brig no less than six or seven of our men. General Weitzel now posted the Seventy-fifth, supported b[13 more...]
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