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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 13: the capture of New Orleans. (search)
ing counsel of prudence, waited upon General Butler at the St. Charles, with Pierre Soule, formerly a representative in Congress, and some other friends. The interviernment, could be allowed in the management of the public affairs of the city. Soule and his friends persisted in regarding Louisiana as an independent sovereignty,ns. It had been read at the conference at the St. Charles just mentioned, when Soule declared that it would give great offense, and that the people, who were not coa withering rebuke from the commanding general. I did not expect to hear from Mr. Soule a threat on this occasion, he said. I have long been accustomed to hear thrents in the vicinity of New Orleans, and in the course of a few days the wish of Soule was literally complied with, for the troops were all withdrawn from the city, es felt by the former, by arrest and threatened imprisonment in Fort Jackson; by Soule, the ablest of the instigators of treason in Louisiana, as a prisoner in Fort W