General Twiggs, and his private residence in the fine mansion of Dr. Campbell, on the corner of St. Charles and Julia Streets, which was afterward occupied by General Banks.
The Common Council having accepted a generous proposition of the General, the civil city government was allowed to go on as usual.
The troops were withdraundations of the National Government were laid.
Of the details of General Butler's administration in the Department of the Gulf, until he was superseded by General Banks, at the middle of
George F. Shepley.
December following — how he dealt with representatives of foreign governments; with banks and bankers; with the hol and toward the close of summer he took the first step in the employment of negroes as soldiers, which the enemies of the Government had practised there.
When General Banks arrived to take command of the Department, there were three regiments of these soldiers, with two batteries manned by them, well drilled for his use, under the