This Day in Jewish History: Union General Exiles Charleston Wit to Swampy Island

Union general 'Beast' Butler didn't have proof Eugenia Phillips had spied for the Confederates, but she really annoyed him.

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On June 30, 1862, the fiercely pro-Confederate society woman Eugenia Levy Phillips was banished from New Orleans by Maj. Gen. Benjamin Butler, who dispatched her to the mosquito-infested Ship Island, in the...