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|Named Person:||Benjamin F Butler; George Templeton Strong; Nathaniel Prentiss Banks|
|Document Type:||Archival Material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Charles W Boothby
|Description:||1.3 linear ft. 3 v. 2 microfilm reels.|
Letters describe New Orleans and its vicinity; Ship Island (1862); Fort Monroe (n.d.); and Mardi Gras (Feb. 11, 1864). Boothby makes several references to African-Americans and southerners, and tells of the citizenry's reaction to the Emancipation Proclamation (May 20,1863). He also makes several references to military officers, particularly Generals Nathaniel Banks and Benjamin Butler.
Reconstruction letters reflect the political environment locally and nationally. Boothby gives a detailed account of the Battle of Liberty Place (Sept. 25, 1874) describing the involvement of the White League. He sharply criticizes the policies of President Rutherford Hayes (April 18, 1877). Letters also include several references to spread of yellow fever in New Orleans, including Celia O'Neal's letter detailing Charles Boothby's battle with the disease (Sept. 11, 1867). Letters also relate news of personal, social, and business activities. A carte-de-visite of an unidentified child (n.d.), a poem by Lizzie Boothby (ca. 186?) and an announcement for the GRADED SCHOOL FOR BOYS (1886) comprise the remaining items in this subgroup.
Subgroup 2. Military records (1862-1866) are comprised of published orders and the military records of Company D that were maintained by Charles Boothby. Orders relate to military discipline, court martial, prisoners, prohibition of alcoholic, treatment of civilians, and loyalty oaths. Records of Company D pertain to the disbursement of military supplies, clothing, and equipment. Records consist of correspondence, lists of wounded in New Orleans (Aug. 1, Sept. 1, 1864), lists of clothing and supplies, lists of recruits, and account books. Records also document maritime operations on Lake Pontchartrain during the war.
- Burnside's Expedition to North Carolina, 1862.
- Red River Expedition, 1864.
- Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) -- Louisiana.
- Slaves -- Emancipation -- United States.
- Carnival -- Louisiana -- New Orleans.
- Freedmen -- Louisiana.
- Slaves -- Louisiana.
- Yellow fever -- Louisiana -- New Orleans.
- Military discipline -- United States.
- Fort Monroe (Va.)
- Ship Island (Miss.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
- New Orleans (La.) -- Description and travel.
- New Orleans (La.) -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.
- Louisiana -- Politics and government -- 1865-1950.
- United States -- Politics and government -- 19th century.
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Naval operations.
- United States. -- Army. -- Louisiana Infantry Regiment, 1st. -- Company D.
- United States. -- Army -- Supplies and stores.
- Constitution (Steamer)
- Whiteman (Steamer)
- Butler, Benjamin F. -- (Benjamin Franklin), -- 1818-1893.
- Strong, George Templeton, -- 1820-1875.
- Banks, Nathaniel Prentiss, -- 1816-1894.
- Mississippi (Steamer)
- White League (La.)