Benjamin F. Butler

November 5, 1818 – January 11, 1893
Massachusetts

  •  criminal defense lawyer
  • major general of the Union Army during the American Civil War
  • September 27, 1862, Butler formed the first African American regiment in the US Army, the 1st Louisiana Native Guard
  • 1869 – founded the United States Cartridge Company
  • leadership role in the impeachment of U.S. President Andrew Johnson
  • 1882 33rd Governor of Massachusetts
    – January 4, 1883 – January 3, 1884
  • coauthored the Civil Rights Act of 1875
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