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The Daily Dispatch: March 23, 1863., [Electronic resource], The last Chapter of Butler's rule in New Orleans. (search)
ive white men. He doubtless deduced his comparison from himself and his fellow-soldiers, and was therefore justified in his assertion. This Stafford, before the war, was a New York detective. He is a blackguard, and of the Bowgry — an Israelite from his ments, and "mine " to the maguammous Butler. The lamented Duceon once spurned him like a dog, but he slunk away and reported to Butler, who "approved his course" in not resenting the insult. Another of Butler's pats is "Colonel" Jonas H. French, while Provost-Marshal- General of Louisiana but degraded by Banks to be a police officer in New Orleans — a place which he accepted rather than join the army at Baton Rouge. In the first named office this man committed unparalleled extortions and outrages. Although entitled to nothing but his pay as a Captain on staff, his profits were from one to two thousand dollars per day. When Banks Arrived to supersede Butler he directed his staff officers to make inquiries, in a quiet way, Amo