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Doc. 1.-occupation of New-Orleans, La. General Butler's proclamation. headquarters Department of the Gulf, New-Orleans, May 1, 1862. the city of New-Orleans and its environs, with all its interior and exterior defences, having surrendered to the combined land and naval forces of the United States, and being now in the occupation of the forces of the United States, who have come to restore order, maintain public tranquillity, enforce peace and quiet under the laws and Constitution , it may be sufficient to add without further enumeration, that all the requirements of martial law will be imposed as long as in the judgment of the United States authorities it may be necessary. While it is the desire of these authorities to exercise this government mildly and after the usages of the past, it must not be supposed that it will not be vigorously and firmly administered as the occasion calls. By command of Major-Gen. Butler. Geo. B. Strong, Asst. Adjt.-Gen. Chief of Staff.
r, until fresh troops could be brought to bear upon the hordes of Pennsylvania, who, in thousands, were pouring volleys upon them. At about this time (one P. M.) some other reenforcements of Longstreet's corps arriving, turned the tide of battle for a time, but not permanently. Among others, St. Paul's (Louisiana) battalion, (three companies) appeared upon the scene, and looking to where the fire was hottest, dashed into the enemy in French style with the bayonet, and with their watchword, Butler, upon their lips, drove everything before them, attacking odds in every instance, and not satisfying their vengeance until almost decimated. Our artillery at this juncture came into play, and although the mud baffled human industry, patience and perseverance, some pieces of the Lynchburgh (Latham's we believe) battery got into position, at the entrance to Barker's farm, and played such havoc that the foe deserted their four large brass howitzers, unable to reply. But as the enemy's whole
rked on board the steamer Lewis, and left the Pass, to the infinite relief of the inhabitants. The force of the enemy, as admitted by themselves, was one thousand four hundred, and was composed in part of the Ninth regiment of Connecticut volunteers, belonging to the Irish brigade. The officers generally were spirited and fine-looking men, and the soldiers well armed and equipped, and appeared in excellent condition. We were informed by one of the men that the forces under command of Gen. Butler, now upon Ship Island, amount to fourteen thousand, and that fifteen thousand more were expected daily to arrive; that they occasionally get the New-Orleans papers and receive a mail twice a month from New-York. That they are fully posted as regards the affairs of the coast we believe, and that we have had and now have traitors in our midst no one can for a moment doubt. The officers with whom we conversed express the belief, in all apparent sincerity, that the rebellion will be put d
nsul of the Netherlands. On the twelfth of May, the foreign consuls sent to Gen. Butler the following formal protest: New-Orleans, May 12, 1862. Major-Gen. B. F. Butler, United States Army, Commanding Department of the Gulf: General: It having come to the knowledge of the undersigned that the Consulate of his Majesty trespected, the consul, his office and the use of his flag, must each and all be respected. I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant, Benj. F. Butler, Major-General Commanding. On the thirteenth of May, a committee of the Associated Banks of New-Orleans requested per-mission to restore their specie to and for no other purpose whatever, such safe conducts will be granted for a limited but reasonable period of time. Personal illness has caused the slight delay which has attended this reply. I have the honor to be your most obedient servant, Benj. F. Butler, Major-General Commanding. Wm. N. Mercer, J. M. Lapeyre, Committee.
Doc. 38.-General Butler's order no. 28. headquarters, Department of Gulf New-Orleans, May 15. As officers and soldiers of the United States have been subject to repeated insults from women calling themselves ladies, of New-Orleans, in return for the most scrupulous non-interference and courtesy on our part, it is orderey officers or soldiers of the United States, she shall be regarded and held liable to be treated as a woman about town plying her avocation. By command of Major-Gen. Butler. Geo. C. Strong, A. A.G. This order fell into the hands of Gen. Beauregard, who issued the following: For the information of the army, general order No. Twenty-eight of the Federal officer, Major-Gen. Butler commanding at New-Orleans, will be read on dress-parade. Men of the South, shall our mothers, wives, daughters and sisters be thus outraged by the ruffianly soldiers of the North, to whom is given the right to treat at their pleasure the ladies of the South as common ha
il-minded persons to further resistance to the laws and arms of the United States, after said flag was placed there by Commodore Farragut, of the United States navy: It is ordered that he be executed, according to the sentence of the said military commission, on Saturday, June seventh instant, between the hours of eight A. M. and twelve M., under the direction of the Provost-Marshal of the district of New-Orleans; and for so doing this shall be his sufficient warrant. By command of Major-General Butler, General Commanding. Mumford exhibited little emotion, and comported himself with great coolness and self-possession. At a quarter before ten o'clock A. M., the prisoner arrived at the Mint and alighted. It was noticed his eye immediately sought out the scaffold. He gazed at it for a moment, and then, naturally turning away his head, entered the building through the portico and was immediately conveyed by two officers into a private apartment. In a few moments a large blac
th the greatest gallantry, as did his company K, Ninth regiment Illinois cavalry. I must particularly recommend to your notice the conduct of Major Humphrey, Captains Cameron, Cowan, Blakemore and Perkins; Lieuts. Benton, Hillier, Shear, Conn, Butler and Smith, and First Sergeant Clark, of the Ninth Illinois cavalry, and Capt. Williams, Lieuts. Madison and Ballou, and First Sergeant Miller, of Bowen's cavalry battalion. My thanks are due to Surgeon Jas. A. Brackett, for his care of the whe Ninth Illinois cavalry, Capt. Williams, and Lieuts. Madison and Ballou, and First Sergeant Miller, of Bowen's Missouri cavalry battalion; as also of Capts. Burgh, Knight, Cowen, Blakemore and Perkins, and Lieuts. Benton, Hillier, Shear, Conn, Butler and Smith; Battalion-Adjutant Blackburn, and Sergeant-Major George A. Price; and especially of First Sergeant Clark, of company K, Ninth Illinois cavalry. Dr. James A. Brackett, Surgeon of the Ninth, was promptly on the ground with all the pr
leans. The following correspondence passed between the foreign consuls at New-Orleans and General Butler: New-Orleans, June 11. sir: It has been represented to the undersigned by Mr. Covasng Consul. (Signed) Ch. Mejan, French Consul. (Signed) M. W. Benachi, Greek Consul. To Major-Gen. Benj. F. Butler, Commanding Department of the Gulf, New-Orleans, La. headquarters Department of the Gffairs of the Government. I have the honor to subscribe myself, Your obedient servant, B. F. Butler, Major-General Commanding. Messrs. George Coppell, claiming to be H. B. M. Acting ConsulW. Benachi, Greek Consul. General orders no. 41. New Orleans, June--, 1862. To Major-General B. F. Butler, Commanding Department of the Gulf: General: The undersigned, foreign consuls, accrart of your duties or your rights. I have, gentlemen, the honor to be your ob't servant, Benj. F. Butler, Major-General Commanding. Messrs. Ch. Mejan, French Consul; Juan Callejon, Consul de E
on. Other regiments came to the relief of these troops, but most of the fighting was already over. It will be seen, therefore, that the enemy outnumbered us two or three to one. Their greatest loss was occasioned in attempting to storm our intrenchments, behind which Col. Lamar's artillery was stationed. Col. Lamar was the hero of the battle. He was severely wounded. Col. McEnery also deserves great praise. He led his Louisianians fearlessly into the fight with the watchword: Remember Butler. Every day's exploration of the surrounding woods reveals additional dead of the enemy. It has been ascertained that a body of the Federals attempted to cross a swamp, where many of them stuck fast in the mud, and were killed and wounded by our shells. Finally the tide came up, and drowned both dead and wounded. Two hundred and fifty of the enemy have already been buried by our troops, and fifty additional dead bodies were discovered yesterday. The total loss of the enemy in the battl
ght flank from across the creek at Hills's. Our battery at one time almost silenced by this latter fire. A gun, worked by Lieut.-Col. Ellison Capers,, in a little battery-across the creek, at Clarke's, somewhat flanking the enemy's advance, did effective service. By order of Col. Johnson Hagood, in command of advanced troops, the Louisiana battalion, Lieut.-Col. McEnery, reenforced the garrison at Secessionville during the fight, and rushing gallantly into the fire with the cry of Remember Butler, soon drove the enemy from his flanking position at Hill's. The Eutaw battalion on the right engaged the enemy for a short time in the woods, to the rear of Hill's house, when he fell back, together with the troops engaged by the Louisiana battalion and our other troops from across the creek. Then the entire force of the enemy, between five and six thousand strong, slowly and sullenly retired from the attack to their positions on the Stono and within their late line of pickets, burning Rive
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