General Ben Butler Dogwood - Forest Hills Kentucky

A General Ben Butler Dogwood is located in Forest Hills, Kentucky.

The plaque reads:

Gen. Ben Butler Dogwood
In Memory Of
Hudson Rinehart
Forest Hills First Mayor
Nov. 14, 1993

Tree Donated by Jim Fegenbush & Stan LeMaster

In short Butler reached a high military rank based on politics and not on any skill that he might have had, and that lack of skill manifested itself during the Civil War. The General was eventually relieved of his duties by then president Abraham Lincoln but not before making several noteable moves including hanging a New Orleans citizen for lowering the American Flag. More about Butler's life can be found at this wikipedia listing: Benjamin Franklin Butler (wiki)
The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The next best time is now. ~Chinese Proverb
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