Benjamin “Beast” Butler: Hero for a Moment

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2 Responses to “Benjamin “Beast” Butler: Hero for a Moment”


  • Very interesting story. I was unfamiliar with Butler before now, even though he’s from Massachusetts. If nothing else, this shows that anyone can step up and be the hero of the moment– and that moment can have far-reaching repercussions.

  • This is an example of how one small decision, which was most likely made as to not benefit the enemy colonel, had a rippling effect and changed the course of history for the better. Although Butler ended up not being an effective military leader in the Civil War, he made his impact for the eventual greater good and for that he can be regarded as a hero.

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