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General Butler imposes martial law in New Orleans...



Item # 646130

May 14, 1862

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 14, 1862 

* Post capture of New Orleans
* Benjamin Butler imposes martial law


Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War are: "Gen. Butler's Proclamation" which was his proclamation to the people of New Orleans upon his taking the city, imposing martial law & detailing how the city would function. He mentions: "...The armies of the United States come here not to destroy, but to restore order out of chaos...all the requirements of martial low will be imposed so long as...it may be necessary...", signed in type: Major-General Butler.
Other column heads include: "Late News From the South" "Panic at Richmond" "From Gen. McClellan's Army" "The Rebels Out of Sight".
Eight pages, very nice condition.

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