Lincoln's scapegoat general; a life of Benjamin F. Butler, 1818-1893, by Richard S. West, Jr.

Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1965.

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Subjects Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1893.
Description xvi, 462 pages maps, portrait 22 cm
Copyright Date 1965.
Notes "Bibliographical note": pages 423-454.
Summary Biography which aims to disentangle Ben Butler from the myths that have grown up about him.
Contents Never pull a journalist's nose -- Cross-eyed -- Juliet -- Radical reform -- Ten-hour day -- Political general -- Relief of Washington -- Butler seizes Baltimore -- Butler's fugitive slave law -- Enough rope -- Recovery after Big Bethel -- Launching the New Orleans expedition -- New Orleans campaign -- The woman order -- Military government reforms -- Shoestring offensive -- Reconstruction -- Commerce, consuls and the recall -- Politics behind the lines -- The Virginia Front -- Bermuda Hundred -- Prisoners and the exchange -- Military vs. civil government -- Finale at Fort Fisher -- The radical congressman: the impeachment trail -- The radical congressman: Reconstruction -- The radical congressman: civil rights -- The reform governor -- Nomination for president: 1864 -- The People's Party campaign -- Butlers book.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)241783
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WorldCat Identities West, Richard S. 1902-1968.
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