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General Butler's Famous Order No. 28

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After union forces captured New Orleans early in the US civil war, General Benjamin Butler was appointed as military governor of the city. Many union trops were stationed there. The southern men refrained from any negative actions against the troops, since it would get them in big trouble. However, the ladies figured they could get away with it, and would do such as make nasty comments to the union soldiers on the street. Butler knew about this, but tolerated it. But when he heard about a woman dumping her chamber pot on the head of a union officer, they'd crossed the line. He then issued Order No. 28:

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 when any female shall, by word, gesture or movement, insult or show contempt for any officer or soldier of the Untied States, she shall be regarded and held liable to be treated as a woman of the town plying her avocation.

:lmao:

When he heard about it, President Lincoln laughed, but ordered it rescinded.
 
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After union forces captured New Orleans early in the US civil war, General Benjamin Butler was appointed as military governor of the city. Many union trops were stationed there. The southern men refrained from any negative actions against the troops, since it would get them in big trouble. However, the ladies figured they could get away with it, and would do such as make nasty comments to the union soldiers on the street. Butler knew about this, but tolerated it. But when he heard about a woman dumping her chamber pot on the head of a union officer, they'd crossed the line. He then issued Order No. 28:

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 when any female shall, by word, gesture or movement, insult or show contempt for any officer or soldier of the Untied States, she shall be regarded and held liable to be treated as a woman of the town plying her avocation.

:lmao:

When he heard about it, President Lincoln laughed, but ordered it rescinded.

Way to put them in their place!!! :clap2:
 

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Now days most women are plying there " trade", in one form or another.
 

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Good ole Ben Butler. He knew how to endear himself to the rebs.

It worked though
 

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After union forces captured New Orleans early in the US civil war, General Benjamin Butler was appointed as military governor of the city. Many union trops were stationed there. The southern men refrained from any negative actions against the troops, since it would get them in big trouble. However, the ladies figured they could get away with it, and would do such as make nasty comments to the union soldiers on the street. Butler knew about this, but tolerated it. But when he heard about a woman dumping her chamber pot on the head of a union officer, they'd crossed the line. He then issued Order No. 28:

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 when any female shall, by word, gesture or movement, insult or show contempt for any officer or soldier of the Untied States, she shall be regarded and held liable to be treated as a woman of the town plying her avocation.

:lmao:

When he heard about it, President Lincoln laughed, but ordered it rescinded.

Most people don't think rape is funny.
 
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After union forces captured New Orleans early in the US civil war, General Benjamin Butler was appointed as military governor of the city. Many union trops were stationed there. The southern men refrained from any negative actions against the troops, since it would get them in big trouble. However, the ladies figured they could get away with it, and would do such as make nasty comments to the union soldiers on the street. Butler knew about this, but tolerated it. But when he heard about a woman dumping her chamber pot on the head of a union officer, they'd crossed the line. He then issued Order No. 28:

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 when any female shall, by word, gesture or movement, insult or show contempt for any officer or soldier of the Untied States, she shall be regarded and held liable to be treated as a woman of the town plying her avocation.

:lmao:

When he heard about it, President Lincoln laughed, but ordered it rescinded.

Most people don't think rape is funny.

Is a lack of basic comprehension funny?

How about hyperbolic over-reaction?

:lol:
 

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After union forces captured New Orleans early in the US civil war, General Benjamin Butler was appointed as military governor of the city. Many union trops were stationed there. The southern men refrained from any negative actions against the troops, since it would get them in big trouble. However, the ladies figured they could get away with it, and would do such as make nasty comments to the union soldiers on the street. Butler knew about this, but tolerated it. But when he heard about a woman dumping her chamber pot on the head of a union officer, they'd crossed the line. He then issued Order No. 28:

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 when any female shall, by word, gesture or movement, insult or show contempt for any officer or soldier of the Untied States, she shall be regarded and held liable to be treated as a woman of the town plying her avocation.

:lmao:

When he heard about it, President Lincoln laughed, but ordered it rescinded.

Most people don't think rape is funny.

Who was raped?
 

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After union forces captured New Orleans early in the US civil war, General Benjamin Butler was appointed as military governor of the city. Many union trops were stationed there. The southern men refrained from any negative actions against the troops, since it would get them in big trouble. However, the ladies figured they could get away with it, and would do such as make nasty comments to the union soldiers on the street. Butler knew about this, but tolerated it. But when he heard about a woman dumping her chamber pot on the head of a union officer, they'd crossed the line. He then issued Order No. 28:

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 when any female shall, by word, gesture or movement, insult or show contempt for any officer or soldier of the Untied States, she shall be regarded and held liable to be treated as a woman of the town plying her avocation.

:lmao:

When he heard about it, President Lincoln laughed, but ordered it rescinded.

Most people don't think rape is funny.

Who was raped?

It was a threat of rape.
 

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After union forces captured New Orleans early in the US civil war, General Benjamin Butler was appointed as military governor of the city. Many union trops were stationed there. The southern men refrained from any negative actions against the troops, since it would get them in big trouble. However, the ladies figured they could get away with it, and would do such as make nasty comments to the union soldiers on the street. Butler knew about this, but tolerated it. But when he heard about a woman dumping her chamber pot on the head of a union officer, they'd crossed the line. He then issued Order No. 28:

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 when any female shall, by word, gesture or movement, insult or show contempt for any officer or soldier of the Untied States, she shall be regarded and held liable to be treated as a woman of the town plying her avocation.

:lmao:

When he heard about it, President Lincoln laughed, but ordered it rescinded.

Most people don't think rape is funny.
Thanks for putting into words what I thought when I read the order. What they did wasn't right, but calling soldiers to treat women in that way was not a very bright idea.
 

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I think Butler also freed the slaves long before Lincoln did

He loved pissing off the south
 

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Good old "Spoons". Too bad he screwed up in the spring of 1865, though.
 

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It was a threat of rape.

I believe the incident was provoked by a "lady" dumping a chamber pot on a union soldier. After Butlers pronouncement, the ladies started acting more like ladies

By being threatened with rape. Should we threaten women with rape today to make them act more like ladies?

Ladies of the evening are not raped, they are well paid for their affections

They are just not treated like ladies
 

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