Major General Benjamin Butler was determined to tame resistance of all kinds to the Union occupation of an hostile New Orleans. He closed newspapers, arrested any one demonstrating southern sympathies, and on May 15, 1862 issued his infamous "General Order Number 28." This order, which was to make Butler infamous across the south, was designed to dampen the activities of city ladies who took every opportunity to voice opposition to Union troops. (By John Osborne)
Major General Benjamin F. Butler, General Order Number 28, May 15, 1862
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