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A Chaplain's Campaign With Gen. Butler


A Chaplain's Campaign With Gen. Butler

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    Henry Norman Hudson
Excerpt from book: You will not expect me to answer or retort the scurrilous language of the Chaplain's production. Neither shall I make use of the material so amply furnished me and in my possession, to show his- utter worthlessness of personal character, and other unfitness for the appointment which Governor Seymour conferred upon him, for if I have really done h.m wrong, it is no answer for me to show that he was a scoundrel before he was a Chaplain, as in the latter capacity only he came under my supervision. Stripped of the verbiage, Chaplain Hudson's complaints are, 1st. That I confined him in a " Bull Pea." 2d. That I put him in a Magazine tent, liable to explosion, to torture, if not to kill him. 3d. That I kept him so confined, knowing him to be innocent of all wroag, for a length of time, for the purpose of oppression. As to the first chavge, reiterated on every page, of confinement in a " Bull Pen," you will be surprised to learn that there was no enclosure whatever arouad the tent or camp, wherein Chaplain Hudson was confined. That his tent, until he was removed to a building, after- eold weather set in, was precisely like that of each of my Staff Officers and was situated in the same field with theirs, not sixty yards from my own tent: and the only restraint the Chaplain suffered was not being allowed to leave the Camp. Any body saw him that chose : he received and sent away anything he chose : wrote anything to anybody : and the only request as to a change in his condition ever made by him to me was to be allowed to preach. This was refused, as I thought, and I doubt not the readers of his book will think, that we had had enough of that. Secondly. As to torturing him in a magazine tent liable to explosion. chapter{Section 4This the Chaplain alleges he occupied only two days...  
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