The Confederacy vs. Ben Butler

 

Yesterday I posted about Beast Butler, as he was known in the Confederacy and his infamous woman order.  Read the post here.  The Confederate government took note of the white hot rage that this engendered throughout the South, and kept close tabs on the activities of Benjamin Butler thereafter.   Eventually Jefferson Davis issued a proclamation ordering the immediate execution of Butler if he ever fell into Confederate hands, something that never occurred, although considering what an inept general Butler was, I am certain that there were more than a few souls on the Union side during the war praying for Butler’s capture!  Here is the proclamation: (more…)

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Published in: on March 26, 2010 at 5:31 am  Comments Off on The Confederacy vs. Ben Butler  
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