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Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler 60 0 Browse Search
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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 11. (ed. Frank Moore) 38 22 Browse Search
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Benjamin Cutter, William R. Cutter, History of the town of Arlington, Massachusetts, ormerly the second precinct in Cambridge, or District of Menotomy, afterward the town of West Cambridge. 1635-1879 with a genealogical register of the inhabitants of the precinct. 19 5 Browse Search
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up on Pawtucket Falls of the Merrimack River, the second great manufacturing town in Massachusetts, Waltham on the Charles being the first. This town, afterwards Lowell, was then known as East Chelmsford. It had a growth unexampled in those days, and almost equalling the mushroom growth of towns in some of the western States at me to Lowell in 1825, remained as rector of St. Anne's for over sixty years, most respected and most loved by his fellow-citizens. To him more than to any other, Lowell owes its school system, which, during its whole existence, has been one of the best established, most thoroughly cared for, and most highly successful of kindred iring me to spend half a day in bed, except as the result of an accident, so that in the four years of the war, I never lost a day by sickness. On my return to Lowell, I commenced the study of law in the office of William Smith, Esq., a New Hampshire lawyer of considerable learning. He had the most complete library in the city
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 2: early political action and military training. (search)
n. Butler ten-hour ticket will be discharged Lowell in a ferment famous public address you have ery early age to Mr. Henry Read, a merchant of Lowell. The two youngest children were then merely sages earned. When President Jackson visited Lowell in 1833, all the laboring men and women of thearting in some other business. Nobody came to Lowell in those days to become a resident operative ameeting, their days of working in the mills of Lowell were numbered. I am not denouncing this actoalition, as part of this arrangement, that as Lowell had ten representatives to be elected on one tcame off with very curious results. So far as Lowell was concerned the hope for our success gave con because of his vote, I will lead you to make Lowell what it was twenty-five years ago,--a sheep-panjured. For weeks the opposition newspaper of Lowell said everything of me that could be devised byMassachusetts disciplined soldiery, called the Lowell City guard. I carried my musket in that compa[2 more...]
idature, which was to come to nothing), was between secession and the recognition of the Constitutional rights of slavery on the one side, and the submission of the governing power of the people on this great question to certain appointive officers under such declaration of legal principles, that, from their decision, there was no appeal or future revision. Therefore the giving of my support to my friend Breckenridge was a simple protest against the doctrine of secession. On my return to Lowell, I was met with the most bitter and humiliating charges. When the district delegates who had elected me were called together to listen to my report, our very large city hall, capable of accommodating six thousand people, was completely filled. Part of those in attendance were delegates, but part were miserable creatures, who got their inspiration from a neighboring tavern, the Merrimac House, kept by an old political enemy, whom I had prosecuted for selling liquor unlawfully. When I arose
make strict inquiry whether there are men in their commands who, from age, physical defect, business or family causes, may be unable or indisposed to respond at once to the orders of the commander-in-chief made in response to the call of the President of the United States; that they be forthwith discharged, so that their places may-be filled by men ready for any public exigency which may arise, whenever called upon. That order was distributed to the commanders of the militia. It came to Lowell, and our enlisted men and their arms and equipments were examined, and the questions embraced in the order were put to every man. Col. Edward F. Jones, in command of the Sixth Regiment, and myself a part of the time, were present at the examination; and to the honor of the Lowell militia, no able-bodied man of suitable years said he would not go if called upon, and we so reported. On the 19th of January, 1861, the following resolution, passed by the field officers and commanders of compan
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 5: Baltimore and Fortress Monroe. (search)
ers at Federal Hill, Baltimore, Md. From a sketch made on day of occupation. returned with a note from the brave old major commanding the fort, stating that the order would be obeyed. I had scarcely got my despatch away when Captain Farmer, of Lowell, who had been scouting on his own hook, reported to me with his lantern, saying:-- General, I have been informed that this hill is mined and we shall all be blown up. Well, Captain, said I, there will be one comfort in that; we shall at ley in hand, I mounted my horse, and, accompanied by three of my staff, and an orderly following, rode deliberately half through the city to Monument Square, and took dinner at the Gilmore House. After dinner one company of the Sixth Regiment from Lowell, feeling a little uneasy about their general, asked the commander on Federal Hill if they might march down into the city and escort him home as a matter of personal compliment, and he permitted that to be done. Having been forty hours in the s
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 7: recruiting in New England. (search)
u; and you can take them to your camp where you can control them; I cannot control them here any longer. Governor, said I, I will send an order for them by my quartermaster and his assistant, with directions to have them brought in the cars to Lowell, if you give an order that they shall march. I will, and with pleasure. So the Ninth Connecticut was sent for. Their fame preceded them, and their conduct on the route to Lowell fully justified their fame. They managed to tear the roof off of all the cars of the train which they were in. They so delayed the train that when they got to Groton Junction, twenty miles from Lowell, it failed to connect, and they had to stay there all night. Groton Junction was a little village, and they proceeded to ransack it for liquor, and they found some barrels of it, which they brought away with them. When they arrived in Lowell the next morning, under charge of a detachment which had been sent for them, they were lying packed in the cars like
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 12: administration of finances, politics, and justice.--recall. (search)
dertaken, and I shall not fail in this, Mr. President, and you will have no warmer supporter of your administration than I am so long as you hold your present course as regards slavery, and not let it be bedeviled by Seward. I think I must go to Lowell, Mr. President, but here, again, is my commission. Oh, he answered, you shall go where you please, General, but keep your commission. We shook hands, and I went to Lowell. If additional evidence can be needed of the opinion of the PresidLowell. If additional evidence can be needed of the opinion of the President and Mr. Stanton of my action in New Orleans, and of the reason of my recall, I beg leave to append the two following letters of the Hon. Charles Sumner:-- Senate chamber, 5th Dec., 1862. Dear General:--The President says that you shall not be forgotten, --these were his words to me. General Halleck and Mr. Stanton say substantially the same thing, although the former adds all generals call for more troops ; but I shall follow it up. Do not fail to call on me. I understand that th
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 19: observations upon matters connected with the War. (search)
t lucrative practice, and came down there to serve his country. When I left the Department of Annapolis he accompanied me to Fortress Monroe to see to it that my hospitals were properly organized. The army hospitals there, being only for two or at most three companies of regular troops, would not answer for the sick from the ranks of fifteen thousand men. As soon as his work in organizing the hospital service there was fully performed, he returned home to his practice. When I came back to Lowell in command of the Department of New England, as it was known that I should leave that department in the course of a few months, he accepted service again temporarily in order to aid the cause. His services were invaluable to me because he taught me what a hospital should be, and the necessity of my giving active and personal attention to the inspection of my hospitals, and I followed his suggestions in that regard during my whole term of service. Of my personal staff, Maj. Joseph Bell le
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 20: Congressman and Governor. (search)
I wear them to keep my hands warm, and I advise you to do the same. As to the averment that it is necessary to be dirty in order to get to be your equal, I assure you I shall not have to get into a manure pit to be fit to associate with you, but simply be a respectable, well-clad, decent American citizen, who knows that one man who behaves well and does his duty to his country and his family is as good as another. As to horses, fellow-citizens, when I came down here into this district from Lowell, where I used to live, I brought my horses with me, and I thought I had a good span; but when I got among you I found that my constituents had better horses, and I proposed to get as good a pair as I could, and I have got a good pair, and if you will come down and ride with me I assure you we won't take anybody's dust. I instance this as some of the amenities of the stump speaking of the campaign. Mr. Dana was beaten out of sight. When the next elections came I supposed the contest w
tle mixed in your tenses this morning, Mr. Chief Justice. Not as to the last fact, said he. I said he was brusque in his manner, especially on the bench. One day shortly before my Charlestown case came up I was going down in the cars from Lowell to Boston, and at the request of a merchant friend of mine, whose watch dog had been poisoned, I was taking down my own to leave with him. My dog was an immense mastiff, with a black muzzle, very quiet but very powerful. The smoking-car was alwaut what they had done, no matter what was said or done by anyone; that I was their counsel, and if they wanted to speak to any person they could speak to me. In a day from that time I saw them. In the course of a few weeks they were brought to Lowell for trial, and pretty much all Malden came up to see the fire bugs dealt with. I moved for separate trials and got them. I had learned exactly all that the constable had told the boys. They had told me truly and the only danger was that the co
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