Michael Hahn

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.

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

- Michael Hahn

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Map of St. Charles Parish, with municipal labels

St. Charles Parish, Louisiana

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

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

Map of St. Charles Parish, with municipal labels

Michael Hahn, Hahnville, 19th Governor of Louisiana and U.S. Representative

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

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.

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.

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.

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>

. Michael Hahn (U), from December 3, 1862

Monuments at Metairie Cemetery

Metairie Cemetery

Cemetery in southeastern Louisiana.

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

Michael Hahn, Speaker of the Louisiana House of Representatives and Governor of Louisiana

New Orleans massacre of 1866

Set upon by a mob of white rioters, many of whom had been soldiers of the recently defeated Confederate States of America, leading to a full-scale massacre.

Set upon by a mob of white rioters, many of whom had been soldiers of the recently defeated Confederate States of America, leading to a full-scale massacre.

They were stirred by speeches of abolitionist activists, most notably Anthony Paul Dostie and former Governor of Louisiana Michael Hahn.

Benjamin Flanders

Teacher, politician and planter in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Teacher, politician and planter in New Orleans, Louisiana.

He was elected along with Michael Hahn as at-large Representatives of Louisiana, assuming the seat left vacant after J. E. Bouligny's term expired in 1861.

The old Queen Anne's County courthouse (1708), Maryland, U.S.

Hahnville, Louisiana

Census-designated place in and the parish seat of St. Charles Parish, Louisiana, United States.

Census-designated place in and the parish seat of St. Charles Parish, Louisiana, United States.

The old Queen Anne's County courthouse (1708), Maryland, U.S.

For information on the origin of Hahnville, see Michael Hahn (1830–1886).

James Madison Wells

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

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.

"Union" ribbon, probably worn by Sol Smith of Missouri

Unionist Party (United States)

Political party in the United States started after the Compromise of 1850 to define politicians who supported the Compromise.

Political party in the United States started after the Compromise of 1850 to define politicians who supported the Compromise.

"Union" ribbon, probably worn by Sol Smith of Missouri

Michael Hahn

Representation of all political parties as percentage in House of Representatives over time

Nathaniel D. Wallace

U.S. Representative from Louisiana.

U.S. Representative from Louisiana.

Representation of all political parties as percentage in House of Representatives over time

Wallace was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-ninth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Michael Hahn and served from December 9, 1886, to March 3, 1887.