Confederate States of America (House of Representatives) Papers, 1863, 2 Items

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Cite As:Confederate States of America, Record of the House of Representatives, 1863, Pearce Civil War Collection, Navarro College, Corsicana, Texas

Forms Part of: Pearce Civil War Collection

Location: 1-S2

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Accession Number: 2002.339: 2002.340

Processed by: Julie Holcomb, January 2003

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Abstract: Two printed items (January 13, 1863) document Southern reaction to Major General Benjamin F. Butler’s military command of New Orleans during the Civil War. The first resolution, House Number 21, applauded the “martyr-like courage and patriotic spirit and Christian faith of” the citizens of Louisiana who “refus[ed] the oath [of allegiance] and openly register[ed] themselves enemies to the United States in the immediate presence and in defiance of General Butler’s military authorities.” The second resolution, House Number 24, endorsed Confederate President Jefferson Davis’s proclamation and order that Butler be declared “a felon, deserving of capital punishment” and furthermore that Butler no longer be “considered or treated simply as an enemy of the Confederate States, but as an outlaw and common enemy of mankind.” Both documents are stamped: “Rebel Archives, Record Division, War Department.”

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