Butler, Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin Butler, detail
Life span
11/05/1818—01/11/1893

Life Summary

Full name
  Benjamin Franklin Butler
Place of Birth
Burial Place
Birth Date Certainty
  Exact
Death Date Certainty
  Exact
Gender
  Male
Race
  White
Sectional choice
  North
Origins
  Free State
No. of Siblings
  4
Family
 
John Butler (father), Charlotte Ellison (mother), Sarah Hildreth (wife, 1844)
Education
  Other
Other Education
  Waterville College, ME
Occupation
  Politician
  Military
  Attorney or Judge
  Businessman
Relation to Slavery
  White non-slaveholder
Military
  Union Army

Note Cards

Events

Documents

Subject
 
Date Title
05/27/1861 Boston (MA) Advertiser, “Impotent Rage,” May 27, 1861
05/28/1861 Chicago (IL) Tribune, “Army Slave Catching,” May 28, 1861
06/02/1861 New York Herald, “Our Fashionable Summer Resorts,” June 2, 1861
12/04/1861 Brigadier General John W. Phelps, Proclamation to "The Loyal Citizens of the Southwest," December 4, 1861
04/26/1862 Mayor John T. Monroe to Flag-Officer David Farragut
05/01/1862 Major General Benjamin F. Butler, Proclamation to the Citizens of New Orleans, May 1, 1862
07/26/1862 Abraham Lincoln to Reverdy Johnson, Washington, DC, July 26, 1862
09/05/1862 Reverdy Johnson to Abraham Lincoln, Friday, September 05, 1862
09/13/1862 Abraham Lincoln, Reply to Emancipation Memorial Presented by Chicago Christians of All Denominations, September 13, 1862
11/21/1862 Abraham Lincoln to George Foster Shepley, November 21, 1862
05/17/1863 New York Herald, “The Pen and the Sword,” May 17, 1863
05/26/1863 Abraham Lincoln to Isaac Newton Arnold, May 26, 1863
03/15/1864 Ruben F. Briggs to Abraham Lincoln, Tuesday, March 15, 1864, New Orleans, Louisiana
05/02/1864 Cleveland (OH) Herald, “Justice to Colored Soldiers,” May 2, 1864
08/04/1864 Entry by Edward Bates, August 4, 1864
04/08/1865 Editorial, "Grant's Negro Troops," Chicago Tribune, April 8, 1865
11/15/1865 Philadelphia (PA) North American, "Reception of Colored Troops," November 15, 1865
11/25/1865 Milwaukee (WI) Sentinel, "Generals Meade and Butler on Negro Soldiers," November 25, 1865
02/14/1866 John H. Brinton to Andrew Johnson, West Chester, Pennsylvania, February 14, 1866