NP: June 13, 1864 Cleveland Plain Dealer: General Butler’s Grudge



in June 1864

Gen. BUTLER evidently nourishes a grudge against Gen. GILMORE, since the country was informed that the disasters incurred by BUTLER were owing to a neglect of General GILMORE’S counsels relative to intrenching, &c.  A fruit of this unworthy pique is now visible.  BUTLER’S dispatches relative to the late assault on Petersburg, assert that the miscarriage there was due to General GILMORE’S timid withdrawal of his forces.  It is needless to observe that no man credits for a single moment the charge.  It comes in a shape “too questionable.”1

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  1. Cleveland Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH), June 13, 1864


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