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

Apr 10, 2019

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.