Item description: The Wilmington Daily Journal of 23 May 1862 included this compilation of material related to General Benjamin F. Butler’s General Order No. 28. Declaring that “ladies of New Orleans” who “shall, by word, gesture or movement, insult or show contempt for any officer or soldier of the United States…shall be regarded and held liable to be treated as a woman of the town, plying her avocation,” Butler’s order quickly became extremely controversial in the Confederacy. This compilation includes an editorial paragraph by the Daily Journal, General Beauregard’s General Order No. 44 (requiring that Butler’s order be read to Confederate troops), and an editorial from the Savannah Republican.