Louisiana Daily Photo: The Territory of Orleans

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Pioneer of Drama in the South

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Queen

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Sheffield

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Health and Institutions

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Queen

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Louisiana Daily Photo: On The Way To Milneburg

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Big 6 Brass Band

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Louisiana Daily Photo: The Best Friend of Louisa

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Holy Redeemer

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Louisiana Daily Photo: The City of New Orleans and its environs, with all its interior and exterior defenses, having been surrendered to the combined naval and land forces of the United States, and having been evacuated by the rebel forces in whose possession they lately were, and being now in occupation of the forces of the United States, who have come to restore order, maintain public tranquility, enforce peace and quiet under the Laws and Constitution of the United States, the Major-General commanding the forces of the United States in the Department of the Gulf, hereby makes known and proclaims the object and purposes of the Government of the United States in thus taking possession of the City of New Orleans and the State of Louisiana, and the rules and regulations by which the laws of the United States will be for the present and during a state of war enforced and maintained, for the plain guidance of all good citizens of the United States, as well as others who may heretofore have been in rebellion against their authority.

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With this May 1, 1862, proclamation, Union General Benjamin Butler officially announced the federal government’s occupation of New Orleans and declared martial law in the city.

We are history buffs here at Chowpapi. Today marks the anniversary of one of the most important historical dates in the history of our beloved New Orleans.

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Sweet Jesus

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Louisiana Daily Photo Central City

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Louisiana Daily Photo: I Dreamed I Had A Cutting Stone

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Esplanade

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Sudan

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Old Rampart

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Louisiana Daily Photo: The Old Storyville

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Barracks

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Louisiana Daily Photo: We’re Back

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We missed a couple days in our long-running Louisiana Daily Photo series but now we are back.

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