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Portrait of General Benjamin F. Butler. Caption: "Whatever our politics, the Government must be sustained."
Major General B.F. Butler
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1893
Butler was military commander of the city of New Orleans until December 16, 1862. After the Civil War he became governor of Massachusetts and was later elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. The quote was well-known during the Civil War and denoted Union patriotism.
Printed envelope, 3 x 5.5 inches, Alfred S. Lippman Collection of Civil War postal covers, Manuscripts Collection 993, Louisiana Research Collection, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana
Howard-Tilton Memorial Library. Louisiana Research Collection.
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