Tuesday, September 18, 2012
“Our women were all heroines; everything like dress, amusement, or frivolity was abandoned until Providence in His wisdom decided against us.” Eugena Yates Philips
Below is Philips reply to General Ben Butler, who banished her to prison on Ship Island after she reportedly laughed during the funeral procession of a Yankee soldier in the occupied city of New Orleans in 1662.
“It has one advantage over the city sir, you will not be there.”
Eugenia Yates Phillips