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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)
ime. When the capture was reported to him, he said drily: Well, I can get brigadiers enough, but where am I to get sixteen horses? While negotiations were going on for the New Hampshire regiments I came to Massachusetts and called upon Governor Andrew. I had called soon after my first arrival home to pay my respects, but now I disclosed to him my business. He said that he had promised the first two regiments that he should raise to Captain Sherman, who wanted to make an expedition to Port Royal, and he desired me to wait until those regiments could be got ready, before I commenced to recruit. I said to him that I wanted two regiments from Massachusetts because I was quite sure I could not get any from Rhode Island, and that I would wait until I had visited Maine before I commenced recruiting in Massachusetts. We parted amicably enough. I did not say anything to him about my idea of recruiting a regiment of Hunker Democrats, because I was almost certain that he would not agree
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 8: from Hatteras to New Orleans. (search)
somewhat with braces of joists. Accordingly, I decided we would try to go to Port Royal, if the Mt. Vernon would accompany us, where we hoped to be able to repair. ce and comfort if I brought Mrs. Butler on board again to go in our vessel to Port Royal, I rowed to the Mt. Vernon. As I approached the quarter deck, whom should I here another description of our adventures on Frying-Pan Shoals, written from Port Royal by my wife to her sister, which did not come to my eye until long afterwards:eneral Butler came on board to breakfast. It was decided we must keep, on to Port Royal, a hundred and sixty miles, and there repair. Down the ship's side, and agaiwere fast enough without the anchor. There was no incident on the trip to Port Royal to which I need pay any attention. True, we had a thunder storm with vivid l make a stream the size of a goose quill. And the Mississippi was run from Port Royal to Ship Island, and from Ship Island to New Orleans, and from New Orleans bac
Twelfth Maine at Manchac pass The question must have arisen in the mind of the reader, in poring over the administration of these many civil affairs: Were military operations delayed while these things were being done? By no means. Farragut and myself were ordered to do two things, if we could; first, to open the Mississippi River; second, to capture Mobile. Now, the capture of Mobile was of no earthly military consequence to anybody. It was like the attempted capture of Savannah, Port Royal, Fernandina, Brunswick, and Charleston, in which places the lives of so many good men were sacrificed. These places could all have been held by a few vessels under the command of vigilant, energetic, and ambitious young naval officers. The absolute inability of the Confederacy to have a navy or any force on the sea, ought to have suggested to us a militia navy for coast protection and defence. Then there could have been an early concentration of our troops into large armies for the pu
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)
g you would send for me have advised very strongly against it. And as your strongest friend, I myself must advise against it, especially because I think they will throw every obstacle in the way of our having an early march. At this I gave it up. The only delay experienced in the movement up James River came from General Gillmore, who did not effect his embarkation with the celerity which his orders and place in line required, and I telegraphed him that having waited for his corps from Port Royal, I was not a little surprised at the necessity for waiting for him at Fortress Monroe, and instructed him to push forward. See Appendix No. 27. During the 6th the remainder of the troops were landed. A march of about seven miles brought us to the proposed line, which was at once occupied, and intrenching begun. It was discovered that on the opposite side of the Appomattox, at Springhill, the ground overlooked the Bermuda side. We occupied this point by General Hincks with his color
. F. Butler, Major-General Commanding. [no. 26. Seepage 639.] By Telegraph from Yorktown, Midnight, May 4, 1864. Major-General Butler: Two divisions have started. The miserable conveniences for embarking troops have been a cause of great delay. No greater speed could have been made under the circumstances. Q. A. Gillmore, Major-General. [no. 27. see page 642.] Fortress Monroe, Va., May 4, 1864. Major-General Gillmore, Gloucester Point: Having waited for your army corps from Port Royal. I am not a little surprised at waiting for you here. Push everything forward. Benj. F. Butler, Major-General Commanding. [no. 28. see page 642.] off City Point, Thursday Eve., May 5, 9 o'clock. Lieutenant-General Grant, Commanding, etc., Washington: We have seized Wilson's Wharf, landing a brigade of Wild's colored troops there; Fort Powhatan, landing two regiments of same brigade. Have landed at City Point Hincks' division of colored troops, remaining brigades and battery.
930; calls on Mr. Johnson, 930; confession of fellow-conspirators with, 931. Boot, Kirk, founder of Lowell, 52; opposition to school, 53-54. Borie, Secretary of the Navy, 823. Boston, reference to, 694, 943; home of Maj. J. L. Stackpole, 897; attempts to annex Charlestown, 1000, 1002. See also Courier. Bottom's Bridge, expedition against, 619. Boutwell, Hon., Geo. S., delegate to Constitutional Convention, 919; reference to, 927-928. Boutelle, Captain, assists Butler at Port Royal, 348. Boynton, Brig.-Gen. H. V., fac-simile Sherman's terms with Johnston, 909. Bradley, Judge, decision in the Adams Co., Iowa, case, 995. Bragg, Gen., Braxton, 458-500; despatch from Beauregard to, 681; Lee's arrival at Petersburg telegraphed to, 703; reference to, 809, 814, 816; the counterpart of Halleck, 879. Breckinridge, John C., nominated for Presidency 144-145; why Butler supported, 148; supporters meet in Washington, 148, 150; part of his corps ordered to Vicksburg,