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Adam Badeau, Military history of Ulysses S. Grant from April 1861 to April 1865. Volume 3 309 19 Browse Search
Adam Badeau, Military history of Ulysses S. Grant from April 1861 to April 1865. Volume 2 309 19 Browse Search
General Horace Porter, Campaigning with Grant 170 20 Browse Search
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary 117 33 Browse Search
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.) 65 11 Browse Search
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative 62 2 Browse Search
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 1. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.) 36 2 Browse Search
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman . 34 12 Browse Search
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee 29 3 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 2. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 29 3 Browse Search
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Miscellaneous war items. It is now denied that Gen. Wool is to relieve Butler in the command of Fort Monroe. The latter has obtained leave of absence for a few days, to visit Washington on business. A Washington correspondent of a Baltimore paper says: "Operations on the Potomac for the protection of navigation will soon be necessary, inasmuch as the ice boats destined for the supply of this city with this essential requirement have been captured by the Confederates." According , that they have seen quite enough of service, although the Star ascribes it to other causes. That there has been much insubordination among the Hessians at Newport News, is true. In New York First Regiment it amounted to nearly mutiny. Gen. Butler went there a few days ago to put an end to it, and had a large quantity of liquor destroyed. The Vermont Regiment at Newport News was to leave for home on Sunday last. The small force remaining probably led to the evacuation of the place
of about forty miles from Washington. Once there, he will be joined by the Secessionists, who are secretly organizing all over Maryland, and will then attack Washington on its unfortified and defenceless side. At the same time, Beauregard will make a movement against McClellan, whom he will keep busy within his own lips, thus preventing his taking part in the defences of the city. Johnson will be left to watch and counteract Patterson's movements; a strong column will be sent against Butler from Richmond; and Pryor, the chevalier of the bowie-knife, and Henningsen, the companion of Walker, the filibuster, will dislodge Rosecrans from the position he occupies in Western Virginia. Such, according to the information I have received, is the plan the Rebels have adopted. I know the Administration expressed the opinion, the other day, that Washington cannot be taken. I know such is not their opinion to-day, and that they are momentarily expecting the approach of General Lee.
The evacuation of Hampton. --This movement on the part of Butler's forces seems to have taken the Northern journalists by surprise. Judging from their own accounts, the place must have been evacuated through fear of an attack from the Confederates, though General Magruder is doubtless fully aware of its purpose, and will govern himself accordingly. The Hessians, it appears, had been led to believe that there was about to be an advance movement; but, after everything was ready for a startpt passable. All the old buildings around were appropriated, and before night the tide was reflected back toward Hampton, and while I write every little hut is almost completely tenanted with blacks. Friday evening, orders were issued by Gen. Butler that, should Hampton be attacked during the night, our troops should render as formidable a resistance as possible; but, if over powered by a superior force, they should fire the village and retreat. To this end, inflammable and kindlings and