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Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 458 458 Browse Search
Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Chapter XXII: Operations in Kentucky, Tennessee, North Mississippi, North Alabama, and Southwest Virginia. March 4-June 10, 1862. (ed. Lieut. Col. Robert N. Scott) 70 70 Browse Search
The Atlanta (Georgia) Campaign: May 1 - September 8, 1864., Part I: General Report. (ed. Maj. George B. Davis, Mr. Leslie J. Perry, Mr. Joseph W. Kirkley) 37 37 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 15 15 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 22. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 14 14 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events, Diary from December 17, 1860 - April 30, 1864 (ed. Frank Moore) 11 11 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4. 10 10 Browse Search
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Browsing named entities in Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler. You can also browse the collection for May 9th or search for May 9th in all documents.

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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)
hope of Lee was in heavy reinforcements from Beauregard (which I knew was futile), then it was plain that I should carry out my instructions, secure my base at Bermuda Hundred, and move as far up the James as possible, to co-operate with the Army of the Potomac in its investment of Richmond. Lieutenant-General Grant, in his report to the country, made fifteen months afterwards, gives a different account of the victories, full retreats, and rapid pursuit, of the days from the 6th to the 9th of May. It is not true that he had not determined his route on the 8th, assuming his now report to be true; for he says that on the 7th, I determined to push on, and put my whole force between him and Richmond; and orders were at once issued for a movement by his (the enemy's) right flank. This would bring General Grant to the James, below Richmond. Extract from General Grant's Official Report, pp. 6, 7. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Battle of the Wilderness was renewed by us at 5
renching here; will then advance from this base. Telegraph your action; time is important. Benj. F. Butler. [no. 34. see page 645.] Headquarters in the field, May 9, 6.35 P. M. General Hincks: Upon consultation, it is thought best that you should not advance beyond your picket line before 7 o'clock, so that all the force ma his guns and have word from him, engage the enemy and push on. Benj. F. Butler, Major-General Commanding. [no. 35. see page 646.] War Department, 3.20 P. M., 9th May. Major-General Butler: A bearer of despatches from General Meade has just reached here by way of Fredericksburg. States that on Friday night Lee's army werenty-Second New York occupied it about 8 o'clock last night. Edwin M. Stanton, Secretary of War. [no. 36. see page 646.] [telegram.--Cipher.] Washington, D. C., May 9, 4 P. M. Major-General Butler: A despatch from Grant has just been received. He is on the march with his whole force; army to form a junction with you, but had