Following the American Civil War Sesquicentennial with day by day writings of the time, currently 1863.

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Journal of Julia LeGrand.

November 19, 2012

The Journal of Julia LeGrand

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Butler And His Brother.


Two brothers came to New Orleans,

Both were the name of “Butler,”

The one was Major-General,

The other only Sutler.

The first made proclamations,

That were fearful to behold;

While the sutler dealt out rations,

And took his pay in gold

From women that were starving,

When the Yankee Doodles came;

This was his way of carving out

The road that leads to fame.

The sutler had some excuse,

The truth I’ll not smother;

While making money like the deuce,

He gave one half to Brother.




Hurrah, Hurrah, Hurrah,

The ass and mule will bray,

The Rebels think that ev’ry dog

Is bound to have his day.

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