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Publishers' Preface. General Butler has said in his introduction that every point is to be proven. This has necessitated a large staff of workers to carefully search the records of the War Depadent that the plans we shall adopt will enable us to enforce it. Guarantee to subscribers. Butler's Book is published as a subscription book and to be sold by us only as such through our agents,we consulted the most eminent legal talent, and in answer received the following letter from General Butler, which will doubtless be received with more than ordinary interest, containing as it does thy subscription, a method which is of great value to the public. Truly yours, (Signed) Benj. F. Butler. All agents for Butler's book enter into an agreement :-- Not to sell or deliver dirButler's book enter into an agreement :-- Not to sell or deliver directly or indirectly, a copy of this work to anyone who does not actually subscribe for it for his own private use, and not for resale, and not knowingly to supply a copy, directly or indirectly, to an
name aged ninety-one; and William Cragy and wife in 1775, each aged one hundred years. Col. James Davis was one of these emigrants, and he was a man of remarkable stature as well as years. He died in 1749, aged eighty-eight Birthplace of Benj. F. Butler at Deerfield, N. H. years. Samuel, ninety-nine years; James, ninety-three years; Thomas, eighty-eight years; Daniel, sixty-five years; Sarah, ninety-one years; Hannah, seventy-seven years; Elizabeth, seventy-nine years; Ephraim, eighty-seveof the lane into the pasture, it gave me, in the course of the day, about two miles to run. The nearest boy lived a mile from us, and as he had his own duties to attend to, I saw very little of him. Mrs. Charlotte Ellison Butler, mother of Benj. F. Butler, engraved from a Daguerreotype. Every fair evening, before her labors began by the light of the candle, and when I had no light to read by, my mother, wrapped up if it was cold, used to sit teaching me the names of the stars and constell
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 2: early political action and military training. (search)
854, who departed this life on the first day of September, 1881, the day he was to have gone into partnership with me in the practice of the law in Boston. Benj. F. Butler in 1839. engraved from a Daguerreotype. Ben Israel was appointed to West Point when I was in Congress. I had already made three appointments, two of theof the pale of prostitutes and debauches. the judge charged the jury that the government was bound to prove beyond a doubt that the article was intended for Benjamin F. Butler. He said: You must try it upon the evidence before you. It is not sufficient to read the article. If the name that is given to it corresponds, that is sufficient. The article is headed Ben Butler, and this is the only proof I have heard that it applied to Benjamin F. Butler. If this is sufficient by its application to the complainant, the defendant must be found guilty. I am at a loss to see that there is any evidence upon this point to make it sufficient. There is nothing exc
given a day or two before. After dinner we were pacing up and down the veranda of the Mills House, not in a very talkative mood, and I cast my eye over the building, counting its stories and looking at its extent. Barry, to rally me, said: Why, Butler, what are you examining this building so critically for? Are you thinking of coming down here and setting up as a tavern-keeper? Secession Hall, Charleston, S. C. Oh, no, Governor, I answered: I was thinking of something very different fShepley, of Maine, who afterwards went with me to Ship Island in command of a regiment, became a brigadier-general, and died a Circuit Court Judge of the United States. As we were crossing the Potomac from Acquia Creek, he turned to me and said: Butler, when we cross the Potomac again we shall be carrying muskets on our shoulders; and I replied: That is only too likely to be the fact. The convention met in Baltimore, on the 18th of June, in accordance with its adjournment. When it assembled
econd Division of the Volunteer Militia of the Commonwealth, which was this day received by me from the hands of Brigadier-General Butler. This was the only regiment that tendered its services. Not that all would not have done so if they had hadabout the bravery of the officers, which I did not know of my own knowledge:-- New York, March 15, 1891. Major-General Benj. F. Butler, Boston, Mass.: Sir:--I have read Swinton's History of the New York Seventh Regiment, and from it I learn hal could have issued such orders as these, while I am Lieutenant-General, commanding the United States armies. Tell General Butler to order Field Marshal Keyes to report to me forthwith, and I will take care of him. Armed with that power I went hese views may meet your excellency's approval, I have the honor to be, Very respectfully, your obedient servant, Benj. F. Butler. I have not one word, or one letter, to alter or change in the communication I then wrote. The only argument at
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 5: Baltimore and Fortress Monroe. (search)
g General of Baltimore: If Brevet Major-General Cadwallader be in Baltimore with regiments of Pennsylvanians, let him halt there with them and relieve Brigadier-General Butler in command of the Department of Annapolis, whereupon the brigadier will repair to Fortress Monroe and assume command of that important point. Winfield Ss will be handed to you by my friend and aide-de-camp, R. S. Fay, Jr., who knows its contents, and is able to represent me fully to you. Very truly yours, Benj. F. Butler, Brigadier-General Commanding. After I got to Fortress Monroe I waited from the 22d of May till the 4th day of June, when, the order not arriving making he attention of Lieutenant-General Scott to this omission, which might prove embarrassing? I have the honor to be most respectfully your obedient servant, Benj. F. Butler, Major-General Commanding. Later on in the 18th I called upon the President. I did not call upon Seward, because he had given an order for the release o
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 6: contraband of War, Big Bethel and Hatteras. (search)
band of War. Col. Mallory's three negroes before Gen. Butler at Fortress Monroe. take the negative. At any ra thought which took place during the whole war. General Butler has had the credit of first pronouncing the opins. Whether the suggestion was struck out in General Butler's interview with the flag bearer, or at generald this:-- Richmond, Va., March 9, 1891. Gen. Benj. F. Butler, Washington, D. C.: Dear Sir:--I have recder the fugitive slave law, and was informed by General Butler that under the peculiar circumstances he considd found him The contraband of War. meeting of Gen. Butler and Maj. Carey at Union picket lines next Hampton courtesies of our friendship? Truly yours, Benj. F. Butler. headquarters of the Army, August 8, 1861. Ma be, very respectfully, your obedient servant, Benj. F. Butler, Major-General Commanding. There had been follows, and sent it by Lieutenant Crosby:-- Benj. F. Butler, Major-General U. S. Army, commanding, in reply
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 7: recruiting in New England. (search)
officers, my most earnest thanks for the energetic services which you have rendered in the recruitment of your excellent regiment. Most truly your friend, Benj. F. Butler, Major-General Commanding. That was thought by some newspapers to be a very risky and hazardous undertaking on my part. But again they were mistaken; thr forces in the last six months, with the whole world shut out from them, over what they did in the first six months? All which is respectfully submitted. Benj. F. Butler. February 11, 1862. There was understood to be some feeling between General McClellan and the President because McClellan did not move, his excuse being call any day after to-morrow, being the 22d of February and a holiday. Therefore I said: I suppose there will be no movement made to-morrow. He said: Well, General Butler, I think you had better call on me the day after to-morrow, and we will see what will come out of this. I looked General McClellan in the eye and said: Gen
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 8: from Hatteras to New Orleans. (search)
ings in a box. I have come back for you and Mrs. Butler. I will go down and see Mrs. Butler, saiMrs. Butler, said I. The men stood at halt. I found her in our state-room. I explained the situation and told , I will be obliged to you if you will take Mrs. Butler and her maid. They can be of no use here. renewed briskness. I had no heart to see Mrs. Butler leave me, and wishing to be sure not to givl, said he, if you desire, I will accompany Mrs. Butler on board the Mt. Vernon. Oh, no, chaplaiin Glisson. What? In the last boat with Mrs. Butler? Yes, General. After I ordered you le aboard. Dismay on every face. I asked General Butler of the danger. A hundred-fold more than te his arm. There was a move — a Make way for Mrs Butler. I was helped over the railing. (One man sp Captain Farragut having passed the forts, General Butler would at once take the troops round to the and so left them to the tender mercies of General Butler. Of all this, we below the forts knew n[7 more...]
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 9: taking command of a Southern City. (search)
brought to punishment. By command of Major-General Butler. George C. Strong, A. A. General. eturned to the steamer Mississippi, brought Mrs. Butler on shore, and took her to the hotel in a ca hotel. The mayor at first said: No; tell General Butler if he wants to see the city government he better not have me deliver that message to General Butler, for if you do I shall have to bring you tn. Then the mob raised the cry: Where's old Butler? Let him show himself; let him come out here ry was echoed around for a moment: Where's old Butler? I thought it my privilege to answer that cred as occasion calls. By command of Major-General Butler. Geo. C. strong, A. A. Gen., Chief of artment, Washington, June 10, 1862. Maj.-Gen. Benjamin F. Butler, Commanding, etc., New Orleans: d to the Confederates. By command of Major-General Butler. George C. strong, A. A. General. ot share its benefits. By command of Major-General Butler. Geo. C. strong, A. A. G., Chief of St[4 more...]
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