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Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler 6 0 Browse Search
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tion of secession was defeated only upon the ground that the time had not come for it. The next important event was the incursion of John Brown, known as Pottowattomie Brown, of Kansas, into the State of Virginia with his sixteen men, with intent to raise an insurrection of the negroes, and thus overthrow slavery. He took possen each, were very anomalously put under the command of Lieut.-Col. Robert E. Lee, of the United States Army, and sent to Harper's Ferry by the President to capture Brown and his handful of men who were making war on Virginia. The selection of Colonel Lee to command this expedition seems to have been because of his soundness on the slavery question. He went to Harper's Ferry and succeeded in capturing Brown and his sixteen men, and in releasing the prisoners. This military feat seems to have been the first great victory of Gen. Robert E. Lee. It certainly was a complete one. This performance was criticised by the strict constructionists of such provisi