Benjamin Flanders

Teacher, politician and planter in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Lafayette Parish, Louisiana

Parish located in the U.S. state of Louisiana.

Knowledge of French in the European Union and candidate countries

Benjamin Flanders, (1816-1896), politician, Alderman of New Orleans (1847-1852), founder of the Republican Party of Louisiana in 1864, appointed governor of Louisiana in 1867, retired in 1880s to his Ben Alva plantation here

Reconstruction era

Period in American history following the American Civil War ; it lasted from 1865 to 1877 and marked a significant chapter in the history of civil rights in the United States.

The ruins of Richmond, Virginia, the former Confederate capital, after the American Civil War; newly-freed African Americans voting for the first time in 1867; office of the Freedmen's Bureau in Memphis, Tennessee; Memphis riots of 1866
The Southern economy had been ruined by the war. Charleston, South Carolina: Broad Street, 1865
The distribution of wealth per capita in 1872, illustrating the disparity between North and South in that period
A political cartoon of Andrew Johnson and Abraham Lincoln, 1865, entitled "The Rail Splitter At Work Repairing the Union". The caption reads (Johnson): "Take it quietly Uncle Abe and I will draw it closer than ever." (Lincoln): "A few more stitches Andy and the good old Union will be mended."
Monument in honor of the Grand Army of the Republic, organized after the war
Freedmen voting in New Orleans, 1867
Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States (1861–1865)
Celebration of the Emancipation Proclamation in Massachusetts, 1862
Northern teachers traveled into the South to provide education and training for the newly freed population.
Andrew Johnson, 17th President of the United States (1865–1869)
An October 24th, 1874 Harper's Magazine editorial cartoon by Thomas Nast denouncing KKK and White League murders of innocent Blacks
The debate over Reconstruction and the Freedmen's Bureau was nationwide. This 1866 Pennsylvania election poster alleged that the bureau kept the Negro in idleness at the expense of the hardworking white taxpayer. A racist caricature of an African American is depicted.
1868 Republican cartoon identifies Democratic candidates Seymour and Blair (right) with KKK violence and with Confederate soldiers (left).
"This is a white man's government", Thomas Nast's caricature of the forces arraigned against Grant and Reconstruction in the 1868 election. Atop a black Union veteran reaching for a ballot box: the New York City Irish; Confederate and Klansman Nathan Bedford Forrest; and big-money Democratic Party chairman August Belmont, a burning freedmen's school in the background. Harper's Weekly, September 5, 1868.
Ulysses S. Grant, 18th President of the United States (1869–1877)
Grant's Attorney General Amos T. Akerman prosecuted the Ku Klux Klan, believing that the strong arm of the federal Justice Department could pacify the South.
Eastman Johnson's 1863 painting The Lord is My Shepherd, of a man reading the Bible
Atlanta's rail yard and roundhouse in ruins shortly after the end of the Civil War
$20 banknote with portrait of Secretary of the Treasury Hugh McCulloch
Winslow Homer's 1876 painting A Visit from the Old Mistress
A Republican Form of Government and No Domestic Violence, by Thomas Nast, a political cartoon about the Wheeler Compromise in Louisiana, published in Harper's Weekly, March 6, 1875
White Leaguers attacking the New Orleans integrated police force and state militia, Battle of Liberty Place, 1874
Rutherford B. Hayes, 19th President of the United States (1877–1881)
A poster for the 1939 epic film Gone with the Wind, which is set during the Civil War and Reconstruction eras

After Lincoln installed Brigadier General George Foster Shepley as military governor of Louisiana in May 1862, Shepley sent two anti-slavery representatives, Benjamin Flanders and Michael Hahn, elected in December 1862, to the House, which capitulated and voted to seat them.

Bristol, New Hampshire

Town in Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States.

1884 bird's-eye view of Bristol
The Newfound River descending from the town center
The Hotel Bristol in 1911
Central Square in 1906
The Ledges in 1912
Minot–Sleeper Library {{circa|1910}}

Benjamin Flanders (1816–1896), Reconstruction governor of Louisiana; mayor of New Orleans

Metairie Cemetery

Cemetery in southeastern Louisiana.

Monuments at Metairie Cemetery
Angel statue at Metairie Cemetery
Metairie Cemetery in the late nineteenth century
Marble statuary monument to Chapman H. Hyams' sisters. The sculpture is a copy of Story's Angel of Grief

Benjamin Flanders, Reconstruction-era state governor and New Orleans mayor

Michael Hahn

Attorney, politician, publisher and planter in New Orleans, Louisiana.

In March 1864 Colonel's Short Villa briefly served as the executive mansion of the newly elected Federal Governor of Louisiana, Michael Hahn.
Hahn's inauguration in Lafayette Square, New Orleans, featured a huge brass band led by Patrick Gilmore.

Benjamin Franklin Flanders and Thomas Jefferson Durant, prominent Unionists, opposed the moderate plan called for by General Banks.

James Madison Wells

Elected Lieutenant Governor and became the 20th Governor of Louisiana during Reconstruction.

He was nominated both by radicals such as Benjamin Flanders and moderates such as Michael Hahn, to be Lieutenant Governor.

New Orleans, Opelousas and Great Western Railroad

Chartered in 1852.

Cyprus swamp on the Opelousas Railroad, Louisiana - from a sketch by A.R. Waud, 1866

From the establishment of the company in 1852 until 1862, Benjamin Flanders (later Reconstruction Governor of Louisiana and Mayor of New Orleans) was the Secretary and Treasurer of the line.

John Edward Bouligny

American politician who was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives representing the state of Louisiana.

Once elections were approved, Bouligny ran for reelection to his vacant seat in Congress, but was handily defeated by Benjamin Flanders who had the backing of the Union military governor of Louisiana, Benjamin Butler.

Joshua Baker

The 22nd Governor of Louisiana during Reconstruction.

He was Appointed Military Governor by General Winfield Scott Hancock upon the resignation of Benjamin Flanders.

37th United States Congress

Meeting of the legislative branch of the United States federal government, consisting of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives.

Speeches postage-free to District 1960, signature in upper right like 1863.
Transcontinental Railroad, by Act of Congress, July 1, 1861
Greenback Dollar featuring U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Salmon Chase, "Act of July 11, 1862"
Senate at the beginning of the Congress
House of Representatives at the beginning of Congress
President of the Senate Hannibal Hamlin
President pro tempore Solomon Foot
<center>Sen. Lyman Trumbull 1st Confiscation Act</center>
<center>Gen. John C. Fremont Missouri Emancipation</center>
<center>Sen. Orville H. Browning DC Emancipation</center>
<center>Sen. Timothy O. Howe Army accepts Fugitives</center>
<center>Gen. David Hunter SC-GA-FL Emancipation</center>
<center>Sen. William Fessenden 2nd Confiscation Act</center>
<center>Sen. Ben Wade OH showed army corruption</center>
<center>Sen. Z. Chandler MI made & broke generals</center>

. Benjamin F. Flanders (U), from December 3, 1862