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|
|Regions||Greater New Orleans, Orleans|
|Time Periods||Civil War Period|
|Repository||The Historic New Orleans Collection|
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