Private and Official Correspondence of Gen. Benjamin F. Butler: During the Period of the Civil War ... Privately Issued, Volume 5

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Page 61 - Executive Mansion, WASHINGTON, August 17, 1864, 10.30 AM Lieutenant-General GRANT, CITY POINT, VA. I HAVE seen your despatch expressing your unwillingness to break your hold where you are. Neither am I willing. Hold on with a bull-dog grip, and chew and choke as much as possible. 1
Page 601 - be allowed to return to their homes, not to be disturbed by the United States authorities so long as they observe their parole and the laws in force where they reside.
Page 278 - Wall Street, New York City, within twenty days after the service of this summons on you, exclusive of the day of such service; and if you fail to answer the said complaint within the time aforesaid, the plaintiffs in this action will apply to the Court for the relief demanded in the complaint.
Page 286 - bond of fellowship again, and shed on the departing soul a sense more precious than the benison of friends about the honored death-bed of the rich, to him who else were lonely, that another of the great family is near, and feels.
Page 436 - and see nothing further that can be done by the land forces. I shall therefore sail for Hampton Roads as soon as the transport fleet can be got in order. My engineers and officers report Fort Fisher to me as substantially uninjured as a defensive work. I have the honor to be, Very
Page 603 - not to be disturbed by the United States authorities so long as they observe their parole and the laws in force where they may reside
Page 286 - lost its sense, yet on the ear of him who thought to die unmourned it will fall like choicest music, fill the glazing eye with gentle tears, relax the knotted hand, to know the bond of fellowship again, and shed on the departing soul a sense more precious than the benison of friends about the honored death-bed of the rich, to him who else were
Page 435 - 1864 ADMIRAL: Upon landing the troops and making a thorough reconnoissance of Fort Fisher, both General Weitzel and myself are fully of the opinion that the place could not be carried by assault, as it was left substantially uninjured as a defensive work by the navy fire. We found seventeen
Page 378 - expedition are all right except in the unimportant matters of where they embark, and the amount of intrenching tools to be taken. The object of the expedition will be gained by effecting a landing on the main land between Cape Fear River and the Atlantic, north of the north entrance to the river. Should such landing be effected whilst the enemy still
Page 334 - Congratulate the President for me for the double victory. The election having passed off quietly, no bloodshed or riot throughout the land, is a victory worth more to the country than a battle won. Rebeldom and Europe will so construe it.

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