[Richmond? New Orleans? 1864?]. Broadside, 8-1/4" x 12-3/8", printed without caption title [as issued] in three columns.
This rare broadside begins with the sentence quoted above. It defends General Lovell, who had been tasked with the defense of New Orleans, from charges that his poor leadership caused the City's capture by advancing Union forces. Quoting liberally from official documents reviewing the battle, the broadside explains that "The Government deprived New Orleans of nearly all its available organized means of defence, under the mistaken notion that the main attack upon that city was to come from above." The official report, issued two years after the fall of New Orleans, exonerates Lovell and praises his "great energy and an untiring industry in performing his duties." The broadside lauds Lovell, who "has, for two years, kept these documents from the public eye, borne patiently with the contumely to which ignorance has given rise, and in his own person received the blame which properly belongs elsewhere."
We have looked high and low for other copies of this broadside and have found only one: at the Huntington Library.
OCLC 84924472 [1- Huntington] as of January 2020. Not identified at any normally consulted online or printed bibliographic source. Item #36503