.......there are records of the Union army committing
murder against whites & blacks that were on a massive scale. One such incident
took place in the winter and spring of 1863 in St. Mary parish,
In the archives of Louisiana, and in the book "The
Conduct of Federal Troops in Louisiana ...", edited by David
C. Edmonds, can be found first-hand reports of the Yankee army
trying to "poison" innocent men, women, and children.
The following is a letter written by one Dr. Sabatier for a report
of the Yankee conduct; a report that was requested by the governor
of Louisiana. (Pg. 91 - 92).
"... when the small-pox broke out among the
Federal troops, then occupying New Iberia, it was impossible in
our vicinity to procure the smallest portion of vaccine matter...
I used my best exertions to procure some vaccine from the Federal
physicians in New Iberia, and through one of my confreres succeeded
in getting a few points loaded with vaccine, which I immediately
inoculated to my own children."
Dr. Sabatier goes on to say how his children suffered
more form the vaccine than from small pox. In fact, he states, "A
few days after the operation, one of my poor little baby's arms
was horribly swollen and inflamed, and on the second day appeared
a pustule which had nothing of the appearance of vaccine..." Unfortunately
for Dr. Sabatier many children died including his own. I sent a
copy of this report to several doctors at Ochsner hospital in New
Orleans, and their report back to me was that this "vaccine" was
made to kill. The governor's report goes on to state
that over "two thousand perished in six weeks." They
died because of a poison passed off as a vaccine.
..... In the summer of 1863 another civilian doctor
by the name of George Hill witnessed the Union army occupy what
is today called Morgan City, at that time called Brasher. An event
took place here, the likes of which would not be seen again until
Hitler and the Nazis started their "final solution."
Dr. Hill was reported as being "a distinguished
physician and surgeon of Opelousas." But all his years as
a doctor did not prepare him for what he saw.
"In the summer of 1863, Berwick's Bay and
a portion of the Lafourche country were taken possession of by
the Confederate army. I, with many others who had lost property
by the raid which the Federal army made between the 20th of April
and the 20th of May of this year, visited the Bay for the purpose
of recovering our property. I was among the first to cross the
bay; and having been informed on the night of my arrival by a gentleman
named March that several of my lost Negroes were at the sugar house
of Dr. Sanders (Henry Sanders), and that others were there in a
dying condition, I [left] in the morning [for the] sugar house
of Dr. S. and entered it by a door in the west end.
[Original sentence says: I, in the morning as
soon as sugar house of Dr. S. and entered it by a door in the west
"The scene which then and there presented
itself can never be effaced from my memory. On the right hand,
female corpses in a state of nudity, and also in a far advanced
stage of decomposition. Many others were lying all over the floor,
many speechless and in a dying condition.
"All appeared to have died of the same disease
: bloody flux. The floor was slippery with blood, mucus and feces.
The dying, and all those unable to help themselves, were lying
with their scanty garments rolled around their heads and breasts
- the lower part of the body naked - and every time an involuntary
discharge of blood and feces, combined with air, would pass, making
a slight noise, clouds of flies, such as I never saw before, would
immediately rise and settle down again on all the exposed parts
of the dying. In passing through the house a cold chill shook my
frame, from which I did not recover for several months, and, indeed,
it came near costing my life.
"As I passed from the house I met with a
Negro man of my own, who informed me that he had lost his wife
and two children. I asked him if his friends - the Yankees - had
not furnished him with medicine. He said, 'No, and if they had,
I would not have given it to my family as all who took their medicine
died in twelve hours from the time of its being given."
This "deposition" ends with the remark
that it was shown to Dr. Sanders, who was then a member of the
Louisiana House of Representatives. Dr. Sanders knew of the incident
and was recorded as saying, "Before the arrival of Dr. Hill,
he had caused many decomposed bodies that filled the coolers to
be removed and interred... A hundred others would, if necessary,
add their testimony to that of these gentlemen."
This event has become known as the Sugar House
Incident, or the Sugar House Murders and the house in which it
occurred has been located by myself and a few others. Our next
step is to have the area scanned by infrared imaging to locate
the mass graves that should be in the area.
Excerpts from... Black History and the War Between
the States: Setting the Record Straight
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