Interesting biography of one of the most controversial “political generals” of the civil war, a First Edition Illustrated Hardcover Biography Book Butler’s Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of a Major-General , published by A.M. Thayer & Co, Boston in 1892. Has some great illustrations and engravings and still has the fold outs.
Benjamin Franklin Butler (November 5, 1818 January 11, 1893) was an American lawyer and politician who represented Massachusetts in the United States House of Representatives and later served as its governor. During the American Civil War, his administration of occupied New Orleans, his policies regarding slaves as “contraband”, his ineffectual leadership in the Bermuda Hundred Campaign, and the fiasco of Fort Fisher rank him as one of the most controversial “political generals” of the war. He was widely reviled for years after the war by Southern whites, who gave him the nickname “Beast Butler”
Book is in very good condition considering its age, cover has some very minor wear on edges and corners,some minor dis-colorization or stains, binding is tight, pages lightly toned, but still quite crisp. This is a very readable and presentable copy.
Size: 9.75″ by 6.5″ by 2.5″.
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