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Who was Ben Butler – Ben Butler history 3 of 8

Who Was Ben Butler? Benjamin Franklin Butler (Nov. 5, 1818 – Jan. 11, 1893) was truthfully more of a civilian and politician than a military man. Born in New Hampshire and raised in Massachusetts, he was a successful lawyer who … Continue reading

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May 1861 – Butler history 2 of 8

May 1861 Political and Military Events – Adapted from The Civil War Almanac, John S. Bowman, ed. May 1st: Union soldiers killed in the April 19th Baltimore Riots are honored at ceremonies in Boston, Massachusetts; In the Nebraska Territory, a … Continue reading

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The Confederate Constitution and Slavery – Butler history 1 of 8

The Confederate Constitution and Slavery Many people in the 19th Century believed that slavery would die out naturally. For most of his own life, President Abraham Lincoln believed the institution would be abandoned without war. To this day, historians still … Continue reading

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Ben Butler

Based upon historical events, the comedy-drama Ben Butler at Burien Actors Theatre is a unique look at a key decision in the Civil War. Performances of this Northwest premiere, written by Richard Strand, run Sept. 29 through Oct. 22. Two … Continue reading

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Ben Butler a little history

Ben Butler (TICKETS) takes place on May 23, 1861. That was just the very first few weeks of the Civil War. In the early days of the war, nobody knew how long the war would last. Most people thought (or … Continue reading

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The story behind the story of Ben Butler

The play Ben Butler is based on real facts and real people. The play is a comedy, however, in those early dayes of the Civil War, it is unlikely the participants saw the events unfolding in front of them as … Continue reading

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