Chester G. Hearn is the author of many books on the Civil War, including Six Years of Hell: Harpers Ferry During the Civil War; Companions in Conspiracy: John Brown and Gerrit Smith; and The Capture of New Orleans, 1862. He lives in Potts Grove, Pennsylvania.
When the Devil Came down to Dixie: Ben Butler in New Orleansby Chester G. Hearn
Addressing the controversy concerning Major General Benjamin F. Butler's administration in New Orleans during the second year of the Civil War, Chester Hearn vividly describes Butler's childhood and his political career before and after the war. Hearn shows Butler to be a fascinating case study of contradictions, a remarkable man with a politician's appetite for wealth and power as well as a sincere empathy for the poor. 32 halftones. 2 maps. 272 pp.
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