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The Daily Dispatch: June 1, 1863., [Electronic resource], From New Orleans (search)
From New Orleans Banks's military police in New Orleans are growing more rigid. Persons are fined heavy for having Confederate flags on their premises. People are arrested for saying they are "good Confederates." A paroled Confederate o
hal, and it is ordered that all performances be "interspersed with appropriate national airs. "
A general order of Gen. Banks declares that "any person who shall be convicted before the Commanding General of furnishing supplies to the enemies of the United States in arms shall suffer the penalty of death."
Banks publishes an order, dated the 1st, at Opelousas, in which he announces his purpose to organize a "corps d'armee of colored troops," to consist of eighteen regiments of all arm influence of the officers, and he proposes to detach for permanent or temporary duty in the organization of this corps.
Banks argues the question of negro soldiers from a law point of view for an abolitionist.
He says: "The Government makes use o