Civil War & Reconstruction Civil War Second Union Occupation Maj. General Daniel Butterfield

Maj. General Daniel Butterfield

On January 25, 1863, Major General Daniel Butterfield was appointed Army of the Potomac chief of staff. In command of a demoralized force, Hooker and Butterfield began a complete transformation of the army. Butterfield, considered an “idea man” and the “brains of the outfit,” was a key player in the army’s resurgence.

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