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MAJOR GENERAL BENJAMIN FRANKLIN BUTLER (1818-1893)
Item #: CWB4853
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Born: 11/05/1818 in Deerfield, NH
Died: 01/11/1893 in Washington, DC

Major Accomplishment:

  • Served as a Democrat to the Massachusetts state legislature beginning in 1853.
  • His political following gained him a an appointment as a General in the Union army at the outbreak of the Civil War.
  • He occupied New Orleans after its capture by Admiral Farragut, he was eventually dismissed for mismanagement.
  • Radical Republican in the House of Representatives from 1867-75, 1877-79.
  • He played a leading role in the impeachment of Andrew Johnson.
  • Elected Governor of Massachusetts in 1882.
  • Greenback Party Presidential Candidate in 1884.

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