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Proclamation, Headquarters, Department of the Gulf, New Orleans, May 1st, 1862

With this May 1, 1862, proclamation, Union General Benjamin Butler officially announced the federal government's occupation of New Orleans and declared martial law in the city.

Creator Strong, George Crockett
Coverage 1862
Category History
Regions Greater New Orleans, Orleans
Time Periods Civil War Period
Index letter B
Medium Document
Repository The Historic New Orleans Collection
ID Number 86-2222-RL
Copyright Copyrighted
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