Historic New Orleans Collection Exhibit Examines Occupation Of City During Civil War

Oct 31, 2013

Broadside Protesting General Order No. 28, the “Woman’s Order”; May 15, 1862; broadside by the United States Army, Department of the Gulf, author; The Historic New Orleans Collection, 99-276-RL
Credit The Historic New Orleans Collection

New Orleans, the largest and most prosperous city in the antebellum Deep South, spent the Civil War in fetters, occupied by Union troops in late April 1862.

The Historic New Orleans Collection's latest exhibit, "Occupy New Orleans! Voices from the Civil War", taps the experiences of ordinary men and women — Northerners and Southerners alike — during that time. WWNO's Paul Maassen talked with Mark Cave, The Historic New Orleans Collection's Senior Curator and Oral Historian, and asked him about this unique exhibit.