Cruise of the U.S. Flag-Ship Hartford – From the Personal Journal of Wm. C. Holton

May 1st. To-day General Butler’s troops arrived to the number of some three thousand, in various craft: first came the Mississippi, a large screw steamer, literally so thronged with soldiers that they were hanging to the jibboom and almost every other conceivable part of the ship; after her the Miami; then a large ship and the river steamer Diana, all well filled with soldiers, and as they passed our ships cheer upon cheer rent the air, while a band discoursed music to us.

Cruise of the U.S. Flag-Ship Hartford–Wm. C. Holton

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