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ns The following correspondence, which appears in a late number of the New Orleans Deltas, explains the reason why Mayor Monroe was sent to Fort Jackson. It will be seen that Butler deliberately reaffirms, though pretending to quality, his base not to say to the Christianity, of the age, in whose name I make this protest. I am, sir, your obedient servant, John T. Monroe, Mayor. Immediately upon the receipt of this epistle, the Provost Marshal brought the Mayor before Gen. Buow the matter touching Order No. 28 was supposed to have been ended. But this course did not suit the keepers of John T. Monroe, and in the evening of the same day Gen. Butler received the following letter: Mayoralty of New Orleans, City rday. Please deliver the letter to my Secretary, Mr. Duncan, who will hand you this note. Your obedient servant, John T. Monroe, Mayor. To this General Butler returned the following answer: Headq'rs Department of the Cully, New
The Daily Dispatch: June 12, 1862., [Electronic resource], Maj. Gen Lovell and the fall of New Orleans. (search)
above New Orleans, on the Jackson Railroad. A demand was made by Farragn for the surrender of the command, which Gen. Lovell positively refused, but told the officer who bore the message that if any Federal troops were landed he would attack them. Two days after he retired, it was said that the city had changed its purpose, and preferred a bombardment to occupation by the enemy.--Gen. Lovell promptly ordered a train and proceeded to New Orleans, and immediately had an interview with Mayor Monroe, offering, if such was the desire of the authorities and people, to return with his command and hold the city as long as a man and shot was left! This offer not being repeated it was decided that the safety of the large number of unprotected women and children should be looked to, and that the fleet would be permitted to take possession. The raw and poorly armed infantry could have done nothing against the fleet. The city would have been destroyed without any corresponding gain; an