Uncle Abe Welcomes Ben Butler

Uncle Abe Welcomes Ben Butler

Title: Uncle Abe Welcomes Ben Butler

Year: 1863

Creator: John McLenan, Harper’s Weekly

Description: As the military governor of New Orleans, Benjamin Butler had a tough reputation that made him a pariah in the South. He was replaced by another Massachusetts political general, Nathaniel Banks.

Uncle Abe: “Hell! Ben, is that you? Glad to see you!’
Butler: “Yes, Uncle Abe. Got through with that New Orleans Job. Cleaned them out and scrubbed them up! Any more scrubbing to give out?

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