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. Autobiography and personal reminiscences of Major-General Benj. F. Butler; Butler's book . ent man who made a good map of it.It was evident that if this neck of land could be seized, as it mightwell be with the aid of the navy, and a properly intrenched line fromriver to river put across at that point, there would be more thanthirty square miles of land, large enough for a base of supplies andencampment of an army of any probable size, easily defensible by fivethousand men against any possible attack on the land side, the navyholding the waters. With a battery which would protect a navaldepo

. Autobiography and personal reminiscences of Major-General Benj. F. Butler; Butler's book . ent man who made a good map of it.It was evident that if this neck of land could be seized, as it mightwell be with the aid of the navy, and a properly intrenched line fromriver to river put across at that point, there would be more thanthirty square miles of land, large enough for a base of supplies andencampment of an army of any probable size, easily defensible by fivethousand men against any possible attack on the land side, the navyholding the waters. With a battery which would protect a navaldepo Stock Photo
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. Autobiography and personal reminiscences of Major-General Benj. F. Butler; Butler's book . ent man who made a good map of it.It was evident that if this neck of land could be seized, as it mightwell be with the aid of the navy, and a properly intrenched line fromriver to river put across at that point, there would be more thanthirty square miles of land, large enough for a base of supplies andencampment of an army of any probable size, easily defensible by fivethousand men against any possible attack on the land side, the navyholding the waters. With a battery which would protect a navaldepot at City Point, a bluff at the junction of the two rivers,water transportation could be covered, within eight miles of Rich-mond, and less from Petersburg, and an intrenched camp couldbe made of Bermuda Hundred more impregnable than FortressMonroe. I thought this should be the basis of operations by theArmy of the Potomac against Richmond. Troops could be broughtfrom Washington and the North by water transportation in threedays to the amount of a hundred thousand men without the loss of. Banquet at Fifth Avenue Hotel, New York, November 15, 1864. T I Rev. Henry Ward Beeche a

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