Maj. Gen. Daniel Butterfield

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Second Federal (Union) Occupation and "Valley Forge" Period

Maj. Gen. 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.