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Lowell in Middlesex County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Benjamin Franklin Butler

 
 
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By Don Morfe, June 15, 2001
1. Benjamin Franklin Butler Marker
Inscription. Jurist, Soldier Statesman, Patriot-His talents were devoted to the service of his country and the advancement of his fellow men.

Born November 5, 1818 Deerfield New Hampshire, married May 16, 1844 Sarah, daughter of Israel Hildreth, Lowell Massachusetts, died January 11, 1893 Washington District of Columbia.

The true touchstone of civil liberty is not that all men are equal but that every man has the right to be the equal of every other man if he can.
 
Location. 42° 39.664′ N, 71° 18.539′ W. Marker is in Lowell, Massachusetts, in Middlesex County. Marker is on Hildreth Street. Touch for map. He is buried in Hildreth Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 Hildreth Street (Cemetery entrance), Lowell MA 01850, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Adelbert Ames (a few steps from this marker); The Birth of an Industrial City (approx. 0.9 miles away); Stele for the Merrimack (approx. 0.9 miles away); Keepers of the Gate (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Rule of the Bell (approx. 0.9 miles away); Life on the Corporation (approx. one mile away); St. Anne's Church (approx. one mile away); Irish Labor (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lowell.
 
More about this marker. He was a Major General in the Civil War and among other activities was commander of Fort Monroe VA. His biography is on the site: https://www.thoughtco.com/major-general-benjamin-butler-2360422
 
Categories. PoliticsWar, US Civil

 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 8, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 7, 2017, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 52 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on September 7, 2017, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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