New Orleans History -- Lake Pontchartrain
Thursday, November 23, 2017
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1862 Gen. Benjamin “Beast” Butler orders Mrs. Philip Philips imprisoned on Ship Island

3 December 1862 - At New Orleans, Gen. Benjamin “Beast” Butler orders Mrs. Philip Philips imprisoned on Ship Island for allegedly “laughing and mocking” at the remains of a dead union officer whose funeral procession passed her window.