Carte-de-visite

Seated portrait of General Benjamin "Beast" Butler. Butler is famous for his command during the occupation of New Orleans and during the ill fated Bermuda Hundred Campaign of 1864.

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Location:
6125 Boydton Plank Rd.Petersburg,Virginia 23803
Identifier:
2004.001.0186
Institution:
Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier

Carte-de-visite

Comedic cartoon of General Benjamin Butler, who was the commanding officer during much of the Federal occupation of New Orleans. The image is entitled: "Blue Beard of New Orleans". Drawing of Butler in a pirate outfit with a bloody cutlass in one hand and a crying woman in the other.

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Location:
6125 Boydton Plank Rd.Petersburg,Virginia 23803
Identifier:
2004.001.0187
Institution:
Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier

Carte-de-visite

Vignette of a Federal Soldier signed: "Yours with respect N. J. Smith" Image by Sumner and Harris at the Head Quarter General Butler in the Field. Hand tinted. Interesting cravat at neckline.

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Location:
6125 Boydton Plank Rd.Petersburg,Virginia 23803
Identifier:
2004.001.0905
Institution:
Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier

Stereograph

Political cartoon making fun of General Benjamin Butler, who was a Political General during the war. He led the Army of the James during the Bermuda Hundred Campaign late in the war and also was the General in Command at New Orleans early in the war. While in New Orleans he was known by Southerners as Ben "The Beast" or "Beast" Butler. Butler imposed strict conduct of the local population and was strongly hated by the South. Politically, he was a Democrat before the war and then became a Republican after it and this lithograph dates to one of his many campaigns for the Governor of Massachusetts 1871-1882 (Elected in 1882). "Spoons" was a nickname that he was given to him by angry Southerners who spread the rumor that he had stolen spoons while in Command at New Orleans. Depicts a swooning Butler in drag hanging on to a Federal Officer (Research this soldier) Carries a carpet bag full of Republican Votes, and an umbrella with "Massachusetts Governorship"

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Location:
6125 Boydton Plank Rd.Petersburg,Virginia 23803
Identifier:
2004.001.1434
Institution:
Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier