Statistics for occurrence #1 of “New-Orleans” in chapter 137, page 519 of Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 8.:
... not the intention of these rebels to fight.
The men are tired of the war, and many of their officers are anxious to go into cotton speculation.
A large trade has been carried on between this and New-Orleans , the rebels receiving supplies for their cotton.
There is a surprising abundance of every kind of food in this country, and no suffering among the people, except for luxuries.
It would be folly t...
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