Benjamin Franklin Butler
Benjamin Franklin Butler (1818 - 1893) was a lawyer and politician who was a U. S. Representative for the state of Massachusetts and governor of Massachusetts. During the Civil War, he was ranked one of the most controversial political generals because of occupied New Orleans, his policies regarding slaves as contraband, the Bermuda Hundred Campaign, and Fort Fisher. He was also known as "Beast Butler" by the Southern whites.
Charles Carleton Coffin Drum-Beat of the Nation (New York, NY: Harper & Brothers, 1915)
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