Wednesday, February 17, 2016

On the Fact that (According to Historians, Chester Hearn, John Winters, Walter Cisco, and James Parton) General Benjamin Butler Netted as Much as $3 Million During His Military Reign of New Orleans During the Civil War

 Some of it came directly from stealing but the vast majority of it was shakedown money (in exchange for a fee the Union soldiers wouldn't confiscate your property - the money of course having to be "right") that he got from working with his brother, Andrew (the latter having operated a fleet of nine riverboats that engaged in "trade" with Confederates behind their lines). Yep, war is extremely profitable......for some.

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