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Gen. Butler. It is again announced that the old hero at Fortress Monroe, "Bombastes Furioso," is to leave that post, and, as it is expressed, for one of "more active service." This is refreshing intelligence. We would like to know why Butler does not find the service "active" enough in the Peninsula? If he has been pining for employment, why did he not accompany Pierce to Bethel? Why has he not fulfilled his various threats of taking Richmond and Norfolk? What has he done at Fortress Monroe except capture contrabands, steal chickens, and defile and burn private property? The miserable pretender! In what other military service on the face of the earth could such an egregious humbug be tolerated? We learn that he was hugely delighted at the result of the great battle of Manassas, which proved that other people can lose a fight as well as Beauregard, and that Scott and he will go down to posterity in the same category,
ith more laurels than he ever deserved; but, like a spoiled child, who forgets ninety-nine favors, when he is refused the hundredth, Scott never forgave Virginia for declining to vote for him for the Presidency. That grudge never ceased to rankle in his aspiring heart.--The Presidency had been his day and night dream for years, and to think that old Zachary Taylor, a subordinate officer, should have that prize in the lottery thrown at his head, without an effort for it on his part, and that Pierce, a volunteer subordinate in the same war, should beat Scott in a Presidential campaign, and receive the vote of Virginia besides, was too much for his philosophy. It is disappointed ambition and wounded vanity that have impelled him to harden his heart against Virginia, and to make her once peaceful plains and beautiful valleys run red with the blood of his former companions, comrades and friends. We rejoice that this military impostor and personal ingrate is about to receive the reward du
The Daily Dispatch: August 19, 1861., [Electronic resource], Sketch of the life of Ben McCullough. (search)
four days after the battles of Pala Alto and the Resaca. His company was accepted by General Taylor, and he was afterwards employed in the daring scouting expedition towards Monterey, in which battle, as well as that of Buena Vista, he won imperishable renown. He afterwards joined Gen. Scott's army, and continued with it to the conquest of the city of Mexico. For his gallant services, he was honored with a national reputatoa, and the office of U. S. Marshal of Texas was given him by President Pierce. Gen. McCullough was married three or four years since, and a characteristic story is told of him when his first child, a boy, was born. that he insisted, to the great horror of his young wife, in having the youngster christened "Buffalo Hump," in honor of a particular friend, an old Indian chief, of that unique name. The General is a thin, spare man, of great muscle and activity, and is now about 47 years of age. He has a pleasant face, and is mild and courteous in his manne