Private and Official Correspondence of Gen. Butler During The Period Of The Civil War.
Scarce works about Butler, Civil War General and politician, covering the Civil War years, compiled by his family. His family compiled this work from letters and correspondence of Major General Butler. Each volume details a specific period in the Civil War. Volume I: April 1860 - June 1862, Volume II: June 1862 - February 1863, Volume 3: February 1863 - March 1864, Volume 4: March 1864 - August 1864, Volume 5: August 1864 - March 1868.
Before his military career, he was a politician, lawyer and businessman from Massachusetts. During the Civil War, while in command of New Orleans, he developed the legal principle of "contraband of war, " which viewed former slaves as confiscated property and allowed him to put them to work for the Union Army. This was condemned throughout the north and pushed the north towards the emancipation of all enslaved people. After being dismissed from the military, Butler served a vital role in the impeachment of President Andrew Johnson, served as the Governor of Massachusetts, and ran for president in 1884 on the Greenback Ticket. Five volumes, complete, in green blind ruled cloth, gilt lettering on spine.
Volumes organized chronologically and include papers from April 1860 through March 1868; each volume individually indexed. I have been a private collector of Civil War and Western Americana books and ephemera for about 30 years. I have recently decided to reduce the size of my library. I will be posting many, many Civil War and Western Americana related books in the coming months. Many of the items are very scarce.
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