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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 13: the capture of New Orleans. (search)
firmly held by the Confederates. The time for Butler to act had arrived. Half an hour after Farragpanions had pulled down the National flag, General Butler arrived and joined Farragut on the Hartforxplicitly stated. In that proclamation, General Butler called upon all who had taken up arms agaiistered, as the occasion calls for it General Butler had resolved to act with strictest justiceence, the temper of the people and that of General Butler were mutually understood; and his proclamarompt the inhabitants to erect a statue of General Butler in one of the public squares, in testimonyre made to thwart the orders and wishes of General Butler while he was feeding the starving poor by uncompromising with treason and rebellion, was Butler's administration of affairs in New Orleans, ththe most foolish acts. At about the time when Butler left New Orleans, Jefferson Davis issued a notouthern heart, in which he professed to review Butler's administration of affairs there. In connect[41 more...]