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Benjamin Franklin Butler

Attorney, Military, Politician (5-Nov-1818 — 11-Jan-1893)


T. A. Bland. Life of Benjamin F. Butler. Boston, MA: Lee and Shephard. 1879. 202pp.

Benjamin Franklin Butler. Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin F. Butler. Boston: A. M. Thayer & Co.. 1892. 1154pp.

Edward G. Longacre. Army of Amateurs: General Benjamin F. Butler and the Army of the James, 1863-1865. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books. 1997. 388pp.

Howard P. Nash, Jr.. Stormy Petrel: The Life and Times of General Benjamin F. Butler, 1818-1893. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press. 1969. 335pp.

Dick Nolan. Benjamin Franklin Butler: The Damnedest Yankee. Presidio Press. 1991. 374pp.

Robert Werlich. Beast Butler: Biography of Union Major General Benjamin Franklin Butler. Washington, DC: Quaker Press. 1962. 166pp.

Richard S. West, Jr.. Lincoln's Scapegoat General: A Life of Benjamin F. Butler, 1818-1893. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Co.. 1965. 462pp.


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  4. Congressional Biography [link]

  5. Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition

  6. Encyclopedia of American Biography (p.160)

  7. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.237)

  8. Webster's American Biographies (p.160)

  9. Harper Encyclopedia of Military Biography (p.116)

  10. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.106)

  11. Concise Dictionary of American Biography (p.131)

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