New Orleans, Louisiana

The Union’s Capture Of New Orleans During the U.S. Civil War

On April 24, 1862, the Union, with a fleet of 43 ships and 15,000 soldiers under the command of Flag Officer David Glasgow Farragut, began the Battle of New Orleans. The Confederates, with only 3,000 soldiers decided to abandon the city on April 25th, resulting in the Union capture of the city.

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