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Steel Engraving Portrait. "Benjamin F. Butler"

Engraving, circa 1900s (4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch oval) of Benjamin Butler (1818-1893), in civilian clothing. In 1862 as a Major General he was made military governor of New Orleans. Most famous for the hanging of William Mumford, for removing the U.S. flag from the local mint; issuing the "Woman Order" regarding the women of New Orleans making them fair game and his confiscation of $800,000 from the Dutch consul (later returned). An incompetent general with political influence he gained command of the Army of the James, but was removed by Grant for his blundering failures. Later became a Governor of Massachusetts in 1883, after being in congress for some 10 years.. Book. Book Condition: Collectible-Very Good. Binding: No Binding

Stock number: 10600.

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