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Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 486 0 Browse Search
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler 112 0 Browse Search
William F. Fox, Lt. Col. U. S. V., Regimental Losses in the American Civil War, 1861-1865: A Treatise on the extent and nature of the mortuary losses in the Union regiments, with full and exhaustive statistics compiled from the official records on file in the state military bureaus and at Washington 106 0 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4. 88 0 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3. 60 0 Browse Search
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac 58 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 11. (ed. Frank Moore) 46 0 Browse Search
Adam Badeau, Military history of Ulysses S. Grant from April 1861 to April 1865. Volume 3 44 0 Browse Search
Adam Badeau, Military history of Ulysses S. Grant from April 1861 to April 1865. Volume 2 44 0 Browse Search
Brigadier-General Ellison Capers, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 5, South Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 40 0 Browse Search
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The Daily Dispatch: June 8, 1864., [Electronic resource], Butler's operations on the Southside. (search)
t he could have remained with safety more than a day or two--He would have been exposed continually to attack in front and rear and on the left flank. The fact is, that General Butler's retreat from Drewry's Bluff to his fortifications near Bermuda Hundred was clearly the part of wisdom and prudence, and probably what saved his army from destruction. Gen. Butler deserves great praise for his firmness in not yielding his better judgment to the wishes of these who urged his stay, and for his fo. Butler's grand mistake consisted in not seizing, in the first instance, upon the great strategic point of our army south of Richmond — that is, Petersburg. This place could have been easily taken immediately after Gen. Butler's landing at Bermuda Hundred, and, being on the south side of the Appomation river and the junction of several railroads, would have been a place of vast importance to us. Petersburg would have been a splendid base for any operations Gen. Butler wished to make, and his