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

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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
Medium Document
Repository The Historic New Orleans Collection
Number 86-2222-RL
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