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Union General Philip Sheridan calls the mayor of New Orleans "a bad man" and recommends his removal.

Philip Henry Sheridan, detail
08/02/1866

In the aftermath of the deadly New Orleans riots, the military commander of the department, Major General Philip H. Sheridan, made his second report on the situation to the Union Army head, Ulysses S. Grant.  He confirmed his condemnation of the New Orleans police and the main perpetrators of the violence that killed and wounded scores and placed responsibility with the city mayor, James Tompkins Monroe, who he calls "a bad man."  He also suggested that his removal would be met with approval amongst the local population.  (By John Osborne)

Source Citation: 

"Louisiana," The American Cyclopedia and Register of Important Events of the Year 1866 (New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1873), 456.

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