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" As the officers and soldiers of the United States have been subject to repeated insults from the women (calling themselves ladies ) of New Orleans, in return for the most scrupulous non-interference and courtesy on our part, it is ordered that hereafter... "
General Orders - Page 15
by United States. Army. Department of the Gulf (1862-1865). - 1862
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Scapegoat: The Jews, Israel and Womens' Liberation

Andrea Dworkin - Political Science - 2000 - 448 pages
...Chopin and George Washington Cable, to an administrative order, which was called the "Woman Order": "When any female shall, by word, gesture, or movement,...officer or soldier of the United States, she shall be ... held liable to be treated as a woman of the town plying her vocation."244 According to Benfey,...
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Fire & Fiction: Augusta Jane Evans in Context

Anna Sophia Roelina Riepma - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 222 pages
...have been subject to repeated insults from the women (calling themselves ladies) of New Orleans ... it is ordered that hereafter when any female shall,...movement, insult or show contempt for any officer or soldiers of the United States, she shall be regarded as held liable to be treated as a woman of the...
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Bartlett's Book of Anecdotes

Andre Bernard, Clifton Fadiman - Reference - 2000 - 800 pages
...abused Northern soldiers he issued the notorious proclamation that if any woman insulted or showed contempt for "any officer or soldier of the United States, she shall be regarded and shall be held liable to be treated as a woman of the town plying her avocation." This provoked furious...
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The Encyclopedia of Nineteenth-century Land Warfare: An Illustrated World View

Byron Farwell - History - 2001 - 900 pages
...been subjected to repeated insults from the women (calling themselves ladies) of New Orleans . . . it is ordered that hereafter when any female shall,...the United States, she shall be regarded and held liable to be treated as a woman of the town plying her avocation." This order, often called the Woman...
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War and Gender: How Gender Shapes the War System and Vice Versa

Joshua S. Goldstein - History - 2003 - 523 pages
...General Benjamin Butler, such as by displaying Confederate flags. In response, Butler ordered that "when any female shall, by word, gesture, or movement,...the United States, she shall be regarded and held liable to be treated as" a prostitute. One teenaged girl wrote about her distinctly feminine fantasies...
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New Orleans Yesterday and Today: A Guide to the City

Walter G. Cowan - History - 2001 - 278 pages
...spitting on them or deluging passing soldiers from balconies, Butler issued General Order No. 28. This ordered "that hereafter when any female shall, by...movement, insult or show contempt for any officer of the United States, she shall be regarded and held liable to be treated as a woman of the town plying...
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The Rough Guide to New Orleans

Samantha Cook - Travel - 2001 - 368 pages
...the behavior of what he called "these she-adders", Butler announced the General Order 28, claiming "When any female shall by word, gesture, or movement, insult or show contempt for any officer of the United States, she shall be regarded and held liable to be treated as a woman of the town plying...
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Louisianians in the Civil War

Lawrence L. Hewitt, Arthur W. Bergeron - History - 2002 - 197 pages
...women (calling themselves ladies) of New Orleans, in return for the most scrupulous non-interference and courtesy on our part, it is ordered that hereafter when any female shall, by words, gesture, or movement, insult or show contempt for any officer or soldier of the (Jnited States,...
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Diary of a Christian Soldier: Rufus Kinsley and the Civil War

Rufus Kinsley, David C. Rankin - Biography & Autobiography - 2004 - 281 pages
...soldiers by Confederate women, he issued on May 15 his famous General Orders No. 28, which declared that "hereafter when any female shall by word, gesture,...of the United States she shall be regarded and held liable to be treated as a woman of the town plying her avocation." Upon learning of Butler's order...
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Fanny Dunbar Corbusier: Recollections of Her Army Life, 1869-1908

Fanny Dunbar Corbusier - History - 2003 - 348 pages
...on May 1, 1862. The order applied a severe penalty to Southern women for "insulting" Union soldiers: "when any female shall, by word, gesture, or movement,...the United States, she shall be regarded and held liable to be treated as a woman of the town plying her vocation." Hern, When the Devil Came Down to...
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