Sunday, May 22, 2011

Jackson moves on B&O; Butler to Fortress Monroe

Col. T.J. Jackson in 1857
Benjamin Franklin Butler (politician) at age 4...Image via Wikipedia
B.F. Butler
    Fort MonroeImages via Wikipedia
    Fortress Monroe from air
  • US Maj. Gen. Benjamin F. Butler is assigned to the command of Fortress Monroe, Virginia. He would become known as one of the most notorious of Federal officers of the War, and he will soon be embroiled in a legal and ethical controversy (and a public relations nightmare for the Lincoln Administration) over runaway slaves showing up at Fortress Monroe./1861
  • Texas Militia under Santos Benavides defeat Mexican bandit leader Juan Cortina, at the Battle of Carrizo, Texas, near present day Zapata, Texas./1861

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