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Of Badger's force, thirty were killed and thirty wounded; of Ogden's force, twelve were killed and thirteen wounded. Guns, arms, and stores were captured, and a hundred prisoners remained in Ogden's hands. At dusk the City Hall, with the whole town, except the State House and Custom House, were in possession of the citizens. At midnight, Kellogg stole away from his apartments in the State House, and sought a refuge in the Customs under the United States flag. Next morning Longstreet surrendered the State House, which was at once occupied by General Penn. Then peace returned. Shops were opened and cars began to ply. The White movement was complete.

But such a change in New Orleans was fatal to the policy of President Grant. Election-day was nigh; and if Governor McEnery sat in the State House of New Orleans, the Republican ticket would be lost in Louisiana. Kellogg assured the President that, with prompt support, the vote might yet be saved to the Republicans.

Grant ordered Emory to crush the victorious citizens and restore the beaten scalawags to power.

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