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BUTLER, Benjamin (1818-1893). Union general who initiated the idea of treating slaves as contraband of war, and won fame for his "Woman Order" and the hanging of a man for pulling down the American flag in occupied New Orleans. He was later a U.S. Congressman and Governor of Massachusetts. War-Dated Check Signed, "Benj. F. Butler", New Orleans, October 21, 1862, made out to "Self or Bearer," on his Bank of Commerce account for "Eleven hundred Doll's in Treasury notes." Cut cancel, else very good condition. On 10 May, 1862, General Butler seized about $800,000 which had been deposited in the office of the Dutch consul, claiming that arms for the confederates were to be bought with it. All the foreign consuls protested against this action, and the government at Washington, after an investigation, ordered the return of the money.
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General Benjamin Butler Pays Himself $1100 from a New Orleans Bank Account

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