Lest We Forget - African American Military History by Researcher, 
				Author and Veteran Bennie McRae, Jr.



In Camp, near Thibodeaux, La., November 5, 1862.

 MAJOR: In still further confirmation of what I wrote to you in my dispatches of this morning relative to servile insurrection, I have the honor to inform you that on the plantation of Mr. David Pugh, a short distance above here, the negroes who had returned under the terms fixed upon by Major-General Butler, without provocation or cause of any kind, refused this morning to work, and assaulted the overseer and Mr. Pugh, injuring them severely; also a gentleman who came to the assistance of Mrs. Pugh. Upon the plantation also of Mr. W. J. Miner, on the Terre Bonne road, about 16 miles from here, an outbreak has already occurred, and the entire community thereabout are in hourly expectation and terror of a general rising.

I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,


 Brigadier-General, U. S. Vols., Comdg. Reserve Brigade.


Asst. Adjt. Gen., Dept. of the Gulf, New Orleans, La.



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Bennie J. McRae
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Category: Civil War | Subcategory: Louisiana Native Guards | Tags: Native Guard , Louisiana
Related Topics / Keywords / Phrases: 1862, Civil War, Department of the Gulf, General Butler, Louisiana, New Orleans (Louisiana), Ohio,