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Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 5: Baltimore and Fortress Monroe. (search)
it desirable to enter Baltimore capture of Ross Winans marching up Federal Hill in a storm a scaed success. A Baltimorean by the name of Ross Winans, a gray-haired old man of more than three s promptness and despatch, and in the morning Mr. Winans found himself at my headquarters in Annapoliad them all taken to Fort McHenry. I think Ross Winans' pikes were caused to be delivered by Marsh I received the report of my secretary that Ross Winans had been captured, and was held in arrest. administration, was going to Washington to get Winans' release. How much of Winans' $15,000,000 it Winans' $15,000,000 it cost him, I do not know, but it should have been a very large sum, because he evidently relied upon t a company and captured the chief traitor, Ross Winans, who made pikes of the John Brown pattern fbjection and quiet? Cadwallader may release Winans,--probably will. You must guard against that.se he had given an order for the release of Ross Winans. The President did me the honor to offer m[4 more...]
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)
ks. I may as well say here as anywhere, perhaps, in closing the account of my financial transactions in New Orleans, that most of the property, amounting to some millions of dollars, that I had taken from the neutrals because I found them in arms against the United States, was given up by Mr. Seward on complaint of the foreign ministers, and was duly returned upon orders through the adjudications of a commissioner, Reverdy Johnson, the Baltimore secessionist who interfered in behalf of Ross Winans. He was appointed by Mr. Seward and instructed to decide, as he did in every case, in favor of the foreigner. 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
sition sustained, 64. Cameron, Simon, Secretary of War, requisition for two Massachusetts regiments, 170; regarding Ross Winans, 234; urges Butler to remain in service, 239; letter to, 240; instructions regarding contrabands, 259-261; reference ther, 792. Seward, William H., as probable Republican nominee for President, 143, 145, 146; had no authority to release Winans, 234; action in Trent affair, 319, 323, 324; reply to English minister regarding woman order, 420; nullifies Butler's ord, 170; leaves for Washington, 174; march through Baltimore, 176, 180, 205; ordered to Relay House, 225; feeling toward Ross Winans, 227-228; company escorts Butler in Baltimore, 234. Sixth Maine Battery clears mob at New Orleans, 376. Sixth Co Wilmington expedition, 774, 779, 782, 830; blockade runners enter harbor, 849. Windmill Point, Hancock at, 686. Winans, Ross, 227, 229, 233, 235, 239. Winthrop, Robert C., appointed U. S. Senator, 116. Winthrop, Theodore, first meeting wi