Following the passage of Fort Jackson and Fort St. Philip, near the mouth of the Mississippi River, on April 24, 1862, the Union occupation of New Orleans was inevitable.
Union Flag-Officer David G. Farragut, with his squadron, continued up the Mississippi River and demanded the surrender of the City of New Orleans the next day. The city surrendered on April 28.
On May 1, Major General Benjamin Franklin Butler's army began landing at New Orleans and occupying the city. New Orleans, considered an international city and the largest city in the Confederacy, had fallen.
The Union occupation of New Orleans was an event that had major international significance.
Principal Commanders: Flag-Officer David G. Farragut and Major General Benjamin Franklin Butler [US]; Major General Mansfield Lovell [CS]
Forces Engaged: Department of the Gulf [US]; Department No. 1 [CS]
Estimated Casualties: None
"The Last Broadside of the Varuna." Line engraving, published circa the 1860s, depicting USS Varuna continuing to fire at Confederate forces as she sank, during the battle off Forts Jackson and St. Philip, below New Orleans, Louisiana, on 24 April 1862.
The Capture of New Orleans, 1862
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Standard Catalog of
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Civil War A Nation Divided
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The Night the War Was Lost
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In Camp and Battle With the Washington Artillery of New Orleans
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An American President
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The Complete Miniseries
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