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Benjamin Franklin Butler
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Military Personnel
    (November 5, 1818-January 11, 1893)
    Worked as a Lawyer in Massachusetts
    Entered politics as a Democrat
    Served as a Member of the Massachusetts house of Representatives (1853)
    Served as a Member of the Massachusetts Senate (1859)
    Served as a Delegate to the Democratic National Convention (1848-1860)
    Served the Union in the Civil War (1861-1865)
    Given command of the Army of the James (1864)
    Served as Republican representative in the U.S Congress (1867-1879)
    Served as Governor of Massachusetts (1883-1884)
    Defeated in the Presidential Election (1884)
    He resembles Dennis Franz.
    He used his political connections to hold military positions beyond his ability.
    He suffered a humiliating defeat in battle at Big Bethel, Northern Virginia (1861).
    He offended the Dutch by seizing $800,000 from their consul in New Orleans (1862).
    He issued orders that should any woman of New Orleans disrespect a Union officer, she would be treated as a prostitute.
    He executed a Confederate supporter on charges of desecrating the flag, following its removal from the U.S Mint in New Orleans (June 1, 1862).
    He was to be executed as a war criminal if the Confederacy won the Civil War.
    He resigned from command following several military blunders (November 1865).
    He graduated Colby College.
    He campaigned for workers' rights.
    While commanding Fort Monroe, he refused to return fugitive slaves to their masters.
    He commanded forces which captured Forts Hatterras and Clark from the Confederates (1861).
    He commanded the forces which (with David Farragut) occupied New Orleans.
    New Orleans was unusually healthy and orderly under his command.
    He wrote the Ku Klux Klan Act (1871), protecting Black citizens from mob persecution.
    He lost money in a hoax investment scam (1872).
    He was praised as an exceptional lawyer.

Credit: New Zealand History X


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