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Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 7: recruiting in New England. (search)
heir country in her ranks, independent of any personal spite of her governor, who had the good quality of cultivating malignity as a parlor plant, I started a recruiting camp at Pittsfield in the western part of the State. It was under Lieutenant-Colonel Whelden, a good Democrat, and in a remarkably short time he put the camp into the finest possible order. I went up to review the regiment, and found it a very considerable one. Then, in order that my soldiers should not be discouraged on account of their wives and children, I published a letter, in which I guaranteed State aid to the families of every one of my recruits. This letter was in the following words:-- camp Seward, Pittsfield, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 1862. Lieut.-Col. Whelden, Commanding Western Bay Regiment: Colonel:--I have been much gratified with the appearance, discipline, and proficiency of your regiment, as evidenced by the inspection of to-day. Of the order, quiet, and soldierly conduct of the camp, the command
642; drives enemy from the Chickahominy, 645. Wessels, General, gallant defence of Plymouth, 635. Western Union Telegraph Co., Butler's arrangements with, 759-760. Western Bay State Regiment, State aid promised to, 309; enlistment of, 310; drawing lots in peril off Hatteras, 344. Wetmore, Gen. Prosper M., makes a toast, 773. Whiting, Major-General, quoted upon the Fort Fisher attack, 794, 798, 804, 810; aids the construction of Fort Fisher, 812; dying declarations of, 820. Whelden, Lieutenant-Colonel, letter to regarding State aid, 309-310. Wickliffe, Governor, at Baton Rouge, 483. Wilson, Hon., Henry, visit from Annapolis, 207; objects to further recruiting, 295; as chairman of Senate Military Committee, 318; neglects to carry out President's recommendation, 879. Wilson's Wharf, afterward Fort Pocahantas, 627; seized and occupied, 640; attacked by Fitzhugh Lee, 669-670. Wilkes, Commander of San Jacinto, seized English steamer Trent, 314-317. Wilkes, G