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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.
The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. https://www.gilderlehrman.org/content/butlers-victim-fort-st-philip (accessed June 19, 2018).
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
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8 X 10 inches
Materials and Techniques Display
etching on paper
Recto, above image at left: 23
Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1893; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--African Americans; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Caricatures and cartoons
[Physical ID#]: [Title], Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.
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