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An edition of General orders no. 122 (1864)

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An edition of General orders no. 122 (1864)

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General orders of General Nathaniel Banks, issued by George B. Drake, Assistant Adjutant General, Headquarters of the Gulf, New Orleans, La. The order outlines measures taken to soften the effects of a recent strike of boiler makers and machinists in New Orleans. Stating that mechanics among enlisted men in the U.S. Army in New Orleans will be furloughed in order to perform needed boiler-making, carpentry, bricklaying, and other kinds of labor in the city, the order outlines wage schedules for white and African American workers and calls for commanding officers to draw up and submit lists of laborers in their ranks.

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This manuscript group includes materials accessioned as Mss. 3032.

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General Orders No. 122, Mss. 3032, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.

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Born in Waltham, Mass., Nathaniel Prentiss Banks worked as a child laborer in a cotton mill and as a mechanic before studying law. He served in the Massachusetts State House of Representatives and was elected to the U.S. Congress as a Democrat in 1853. Reelected as a Republican in 1856, Banks resigned his seat in 1857 and served as governor of Massachusetts from 1858-1861. In the Civil War he was given command in the Dept. of the Shenandoah, where he was defeated by Stonewall Jackson at Front Royal and Winchester and then at Cedar Mt. during the second battle of Bull Run. In late 1862, Banks replaced Benjamin F. Butler at New Orleans and cooperated with Grant in opening up the Mississippi by capturing Port Hudson in July, 1863, and in participating in the Red River expedition of 1864. After the war he served several terms as a Republican representative of Massachusetts in the U.S. Congress.

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