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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 3. (ed. Frank Moore), chapter 238 (search)
Levi Butler Some one having told Friend Hopper of an apprentice who was cruelly treated, he caused investigation to be made, and took the lad under his own protection. As he was much bent upon going to sea, he was placed in a respectable boarding-house for sailors, till a fitting opportunity could be found to gratify his inc
rsation showed that he had been well educated.
His appearance excited interest in Friend Hopper's mind, and he inquired into his history.
He said his name was Levi Butler; that he was of German extraction, and had been a wealthy merchant in Baltimore, of the firm of Butler and Magruder.
He married a widow, who had considerable pButler and Magruder.
He married a widow, who had considerable property, and several children.
After her death, he failed in business, and gave up all his own property, but took the precaution to secure all her property to her children.
His creditors were angry, and tried various ways to compel him to pay them with his wife's money.
He was imprisoned a long time.
He petitioned the Legislat
The Daily Dispatch: April 23, 1862., [Electronic resource], Funeral of
Funeral of Gen. Gladden. --The remains of the lamented Gladden arrived in our city yesterday morning, attended by an escort from his old command, the Louisiana Regulars, commanded by Capt. Stringfellow. The coffin was conveyed to the Government Street Presbyterian Church, where the funeral services took place at 4 o'clock p. m. Rev. Mr. Burgett officiating in a very impressive manner, and pronouncing an eloquent eulogy on the deceased patriot. From the church, a vast procession accompanied the body to the new burying-ground. The military were out en masses, among them Maj. Gen. Jones, of the Confederate States Army, Maj. Gen. McCoy and Brig Gen. Butler. The armed vessels and steamboats in the river displayed their flags at half inst throughout the day, and the same taken of respect was displayed from all the flag staffs in the city, and from two British vessels which have recently arrived from foreign forts--Mobile Register, 1st.
The Daily Dispatch: April 23, 1862., [Electronic resource], Concentrating our armies. (search)
Arrival of Yankee prisoners. --The number of prisoners at the Confederate States Military Prison was increased by the arrival, at 10 o'clock on Monday night, by way of the York River Railroad, of some dozen or more, whose names are as follows: Chas. T. Brown, mate, Thos. Metcalf and G. F. Ouley, seamen, and Jake Turner and Lavin Johnson, colored hands aboard of schr. C. T. Dill, captured April 11th; also, John Connings and Thomas Forwood of the Congress, captured March 2th, and Simeon Crowell, Simon Lee, R. F. Howland, Alira Baker, Jas. T. Nixon, Levi Butler, James P. Leonard, and J. Turner, crew of brig Sabao, captured April 11th, by the Virginia, in Hampton Roads.