Sunday, January 10, 2010

117 years ago tomorrow, January 11, the "Butcher of New Orleans" Gen. Benjamin "Beast" Butler died.

The link goes to an editorial/obituary published in the "Nashville American" on January 12, 1893, the day after Butler's death. It was not written from a sympathetic perspective, to say the least.

You have to appreciate the backbone shown by whoever wrote it. Would that we had a few newspapers and newspapermen with this kind of conviction today.

“Nashville American” Spoke No Ill Of Dead “Butcher Of New Orleans” — Just Told The Truth