Friday, June 7, 2013

A municipal regulation of the city of New Orleans . . .

. . . punishes with imprisonment in the calaboose any women of the town found in the streets after nightfall, or who may converse from the windows of their houses with persons outside.  And this is the punishment accorded to women who may insult our soldiers under the proclamation, so the squeamish ones who have been so exercised over the order, can bottle up their sympathy for use on future occasions.

– Published in The Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Saturday, June 7, 1862, p. 2

No comments: