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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)
was broken up. November 27, Colonel Draper, with the Sixth U. S. Colored Troops, made a successful raid into the counties lying on the sounds in Virginia and North Carolina, capturing and dispersing organized guerillas. December 4, Brigadier-General Wilde, at the head of two regiments of colored troops, overran all the counties as far as Chowan River, releasing some two thousand slaves and inflicting much damage upon the enemy. December 13, Brigadier-General Wistar sent a force from Withe fleet, under Acting Rear-Admiral Lee. Wilson's Wharf was seized and occupied by two regiments of colored troops. Fort Powhatan, seven miles above, was also occupied by a regiment of the same troops, all under the immediate command of Brig.-Gen. E. A. Wilde, who had remained in the service although he lost an arm at the battle of Gettysburg. General Hincks, with the remainder of his division, seized City Point and began fortifying it, while the white troops of the two corps pushed on to B
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)
me twenty-five hundred men, he could easily capture that place, which was held only by two regiments of negroes under General Wilde. Accordingly, before he began, he sent a summons to surrender, informing the commanding officer that if he surrenderficers sent to the governors of the States, to be there tried for inciting negro insurrection. The noble answer of General Wilde to those propositions was: We will try that. Thereupon Fitzhugh Lee did his best. The negroes held firmly, and Lee under Davis's proclamation, and the officers commanding them might be murdered. So there was no danger of a surrender. Wilde's answer to Fitzhugh Lee, and the gallant fight of his negroes at Fort Pocahontas, Wilson's Wharf, when threatened that teridan should fall back the space of three or four miles from where he was to Fort Pocahontas where he would receive from Wilde's troops all the aid and protection he wanted. That suggestion I believe was adopted, but of the details of that I have
om 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, George, Esq., removes misunderstanding between Grant and Butler, 853-854. Wilkeson, Frank, quoted attack on Petersburg, 703, 706, 712. Wilde, Brigadier-General, raid of, 618; seizes Fort Powhatan, 640; repulses attack on Fort Pocahontas, 670. Wilderness, battle of, reference to, 636; Grant's report of, 646-647; reference to, 705, 710. Williams, Gen., Thomas, commands troops against Fort Hatteras, 337; against Fort St. Philip, 368; in New Orleans, 375; makes demonstration against Camp Moore, 460; before Vicksburg, 455, 456, 461, 463; defends Baton Rouge, 480-481; correspondence with Butler regarding Baton Rouge, 484-485; gen
the ladies and children brought up in them. Some of them came over to Richmond. Affairs had become worse in Norfolk and Portsmouth, under the control of a sort of deputy negro Provost Marshal. The following is the copy of an order issued by Gen. Wilde, the commander of the expedition which recently committed such outrages in North Carolina: Headq'rs Norfolk and Portsmouth,Norfolk, Va., Feb. 11, 1864. General Order No. 3. All places of public worship in Norfolk and Portsmouth arenses will be levied as far as possible, in accordance with the previous usages or regulations of each congregation. No property shall be removed, either public or private, without permission from these headquarters. By command of Brig.-Gen. E. A. Wilde, George H. Johnston, Capt. and A. A. G. Official: Hanford Stuble, Lt. & A. A. D. C. Five or six ladies had been sent to prison, being detected in receiving letters from their friends in the Confederacy. A Mr. Kemp, a worthy
The Daily Dispatch: March 12, 1864., [Electronic resource], A Minister sentenced to Sweep the streets. (search)
isseminate his traitorous dogmas much to the annoyance of his loyal neighbors, and that on one occasion at a place of worship, while the prayer for the President of the United States was being read, his conduct was such as to annoy and disgust the loyal portion of the congregation, and believing wholesome example is necessary for the benefit of Mr. Wingfield in parenteral, and the class in this community he represents in general, men of education and ability, who use the talents God has given them for the purpose of stirring up strife against the Government of the United States: It is therefore ordered that the Provost Marshal arrest Mr. S. H. Wingfield, and that he be turned over to Col Sawtelle, to work for three (3) months cleaning the streets of Norfolk and Portsmouth, thus employing his time for the benefit of that Government he has abused, and in a small way alone for his disloyalty and treason. By command of Brig. Gen. E. A. Wilde. Geo. H. Johnston, Capt. & A. A. G.