Monday, August 21, 2017
20 Significant Events Affecting the Civil War-- Part 3: About Gen. Butler
** Butler declaring escaped slaves as contraband. Everything Butler did that wasn't in the field was good. He was a good administrator and contraband addressed the problem with what to do with incoming former slaves.
There is a new book about Butler.
Butler had part interest in the racing yacht America for which America's Cup is named.
** Trent Affair
** Death of Stonewall Jackson and impact on Lee. Now had three corps instead of two. Ewell and Hill never matched Jackson's ability.
Lee was called "Granny" and "King of Spades" for digging trenches.
Capture of the CSS Florida in Brazil. Somewhat questionable move bt the Union commander.