"Beast" Butler in the Big Easy
I have recently written a college paper on General Benjamin Butler's controversial tenure as military governor in New Orleans. I'm still looking for information, and would be greatful if any of you remember reading letters or diaries from ordinary soldiers or civilians, or newspapers, which reference his time there, especially pertaining to General Order No. 28, the "Woman Order." Thanks!
"When there is no officer with us, we take no prisoners." Private John Brobst, 25th Wisconsin Infantry, May 20, 1864.