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The murder of Mumford — retaliation.

The handling of a citizen of New Orleans, named Mumford, by the order of General B. F. Butler--a dead unsurpassed in atrocity by anything in the history of the war — occasioned an outburst of in dignation throughout the entire Confederacy, and the Government has doubtless given due consideration to the matter, with a view to retaliation. It is currently reported that the President has made a demand upon the United States authorities for the surrender of Butler to the Confederate Government; and in the event of a refusal, the law of retaliation will be enforced upon a Federal Major General captured in the recent battle below Richmond.

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