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Creator Role

printmaker

Description

The etching depicts high-standing citizens of New Orleans shackled and completing hard labor. These prisoners are guarded by an African-American Zouave unit, and members are shown pointing and mocking the prisoners. General Benjamin Butler, - who along with Admiral David Farragut captured Fort St. Philip in April 1862 - is shown escorting two women in the image.

Description Source

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. https://www.gilderlehrman.org/content/butlers-victim-fort-st-philip (accessed June 19, 2018).

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Earliest

January 1861

Approximate Creation Date

ca. 1861-1886

Measurement

8 X 10 inches

Materials and Techniques Display

etching on paper

Inscription

Recto, above image at left: 23

Creation Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)

Work Type

Print

Class

Article

Rights

Copyright protected by Mississippi State University Libraries. Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required.

ID

4842

Digital ID

FVW_04842.23

Current Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)

Repository

Mississippi State University Libraries.

Digital Publisher

Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version).

Contact Information

For more information about the contents of this collection, email sp_coll@library.msstate.edu.

Butler's Victims of Fort St. Philip (from Confederate War Etchings)

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