Benjamin Franklin Butler
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 walking distance of this marker. Adelbert Ames (a few steps from this marker); "Quiet as the Grave" (approx. 0.9 miles away); Suffolk Mill (approx. 0.9 miles away); Blending Old and New (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Birth of an Industrial City (approx. 0.9 miles away); Harnessing Waterpower (approx. 0.9 miles away); Stele for the Merrimack (approx. 0.9 miles away); In the Shadow of the Mills (approx. 0.9 miles 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. • Politics • War, US Civil •
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