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'Ben Butler' Celebrates A Transformative Figure During The American Civil War

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Major General Benjamin Butler's knowledge and skill — he was a lawyer by training — ultimately ended up changing the course of the American Civil War.";s:

For students of the American Civil War, the story of Major General Benjamin Butler (later Congressman Butler) is an important one. A lawyer by training, Butler used his knowledge and skill in such a way that ultimately ended up changing the course of the war. 

These events have been dramatized in a play called Ben Butler, written by Richard Strand, and it makes its Milwaukee premiere this week at Milwaukee Chamber Theatre. It's part history, part battle of wits, and part comedy. 

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Bonnie North
Bonnie joined WUWM in March 2006 as the Arts Producer of the locally produced weekday magazine program Lake Effect.