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Butler's Proclamation
(Item #: 154)

"An outrageous insult to the women of New Orleans!" When Benjamin Butler's Union army occupied New Orleans, insults became weapons (one woman reportedly dropped the contents of a chamber pot on Admiral Farragut.)  New Orleans women attacked the Union soldiers first and General Butler answered with Order No. 28, a proclamation stating that women who continued to insult the Union soldiers would be treated as if a prostitute. This broadside includes the text of Butler's Proclamation and an appeal to Southern men to avenge the outrageous insult to the women of New Orleans.


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Document size: 11.5" x 14"