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1910 Excerpt: ...him. On arriving at the enemy's outpost, they
found them retiring, in consequence of which our flag was forcibly
detained for some hours. Butler was then an outlaw by proclamation
of Confederate authorities for his conduct at New Orleans, and
Captain Moloney had been directed to hold no communication with
him, but to seek his ends if possible through General Turner, the
officer commanding in Hagood's front. Information was obtained, but
the exchange failed; though Moloney was informed there would be no
difficulty if the proposal was made in form to Butler. BATTLE OF
DRURY'S BLUFF. Butler, during the 9th May, incompletely destroyed a
part of the railroad by upsetting the road structure, the crossties
and rails remaining attached, and it is said intended on the 10th
to cross Swift Creek and make a determined effort at the capture of
Petersburg; but deceived by tidings from Washington received the
night of the 9th, that Lee was in full retreat before Grant, he
determined to turn northward and assist in the capture of Richmond.
Instead, however, of pressing at once upon the latter place with
its meagre garrison, he withdrew aside into his entrenchments at
Bermuda Hundreds, leaving the road open for the transfer by the
shortest route of the troops which had been confronting him at
Swift Creek, into, the immediate southern defenses of the
Confederate Capital at Drury's Bluff, and did not march on the
latter place until two days afterward. In the meanwhile,
Major-General Hoke arrived at Petersburg with the troops (three
brigades) which he had had with him in Eastern North Carolina, and,
assuming command, put all our forces in march for Drury's Bluff
along the turnpike left open by Butler. The movement was a flank
march of ten miles along the enemy's front, he bein...
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