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Brigadier General Benjamin Butler

Massachusetts politician and Brigadier General Benjamin Butler

One of the worst generals of the Civil War, Butler is still hated by the citizens of New Orleans because of his brutal rule between May and Novermber, 1862. In 1864 his 40,000 man Army of the James could not defeat a 13,000 man force defending Petersburg.

Image added on:April 23, 2006

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