Show image list »
Butler's infamous order regarding the women of New Orleans...
Item # 643640
May 26, 1862
NEW YORK TIMES, May 26, 1862
* General Benjamin Butler
* Infamous Order # 28
* New Orleans' Women
The front page contains the "infamous" General Order #28 from General Butler concerning harassment of his soldiers by the women of New Orleans, in which he threatens to prosecute such "...as a woman of the town plying her avocation.". (see) The first column heads even mention this controversial order: "An Explanation of Gen. Butler's Order About the Treatment of Women" with the text noting: "...A municipal regulation of the city of New Orleans punishes with imprisonment in the Calaboose any women of the town found in the streets after nightfall, or who may converse from the windows of their houses with persons outside. This is doubtless the punishment accorded to women who may insult our soldiers under the proclamation."
And then again on the ftpg. is an item headed: "Gen. Butler's Order" noting: "The Delta makes this brief remark on Gen. Butler's Order No. 28 regarding the treatment of women who shall insult soldiers: In giving publicity to order No. 28, from Gen. Butler, we have little apprehension that our readers will suspect that we do so with any other feelings but those which pervade this whole community. Such publicity may not be unproductive or good results..." with a bit more (see).
Also of interest are two bkpg. prints of: "The First Iron-Clad" made in 1814 (see).
Eight pages, various archival mends at inside pg. margins, ink spots to the upper right margin, somewhat fragile & should be handled carefully.