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Image number
GLC695980
Title
Proclamation, 1 May 1862 (litho)
Artist
American School, (19th century) / American
Location
Gilder Lehrman Collection, New York, USA
Medium
lithograph
Date
1862 AD (C19th AD)
Dimensions
59.1x22.3 cms
Description
Institutes "the administration of Law Martial" in New Orleans, two days after it was surrendered to the Union. Terms include respect for the United States flag, punishment for aiding Confederates, harsh treatment for crimes against Federal, prohibition of public gatherings. "The armies of the United States came here not to destroy but to make good, to restore order out of chaos, and the government of laws in place of the passions of men." Benjamin Franklin Butler (1818-1893) was a Union major general who became the military governor of New Orleans. His government was effective, but often criticized for being too harsh. He was removed from this office in December 1862 and returned to action in the field.
Photo credit
© Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History / Bridgeman Images
Keywords
/ print / poster / proclamation / new orleans / broadside / american history / c19th / sheet / american civil war / us / louisiana / martial law / united states of america / historical document / usa / Engraving / Mzengraving
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