4 Replies Latest reply on Oct 5, 2020 12:28 PM by Nancy Hewitt

    Seeking letter from Gen Benjamin Butler to Gen Winfield Scott

    Nancy Hewitt Newbie

      I am trying to find an original copy of the letter that General Benjamin Butler sent General Winfield Scott on May 27,1861 regarding fugitive slaves entering Fort Monroe early in the Civil War. I found a copy of an edited version of the letter on the Freedmen and Southern Society website, but even with their source information, I can't find the letter itself in the National Archives. Thank you for any help you can provide.