Capture of New Orleans



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Y/M/D Description Place
1861/12/21 At Blair House, Captain Farragut dines and agrees to command the assault on New Orleans, his hometown, so earnest and enthusiastic, that Assistant Secretary Fox unhesitatingly exhibits a list of the vessels which were being prepared for the expedition. Blair House, Washington, DC
1862/02/03 Having received his preparatory orders on the 23rd of December, his full orders from the Navy Department as Flag Officer on the 20th of January, Captain Farragut sails from Hampton Roads on the 3rd of February on the steamer USS HARTFORD. Monitor-Merrimac Overlook Park, Hampton
1862/04/00 Probably built around 1862, the so-named Confederate Submarine is presumably scuttled to prevent it falling into Union hands after the capture of New Orleans. Bayou St John Confederate Submarine, Louisiana State Museum
1862/04/18 Farragut orders the bomb vessels and armed steamers, under the command of D D Porter, to commence bombardment on Fort Jackson and Fort St Philip, located about 70 mi (110 km) below New Orleans. Fort Jackson, Triumph
1862/04/18 Farragut orders the bomb vessels and armed steamers, under the command of D D Porter, to commence bombardment on Fort Jackson and Fort St Philip, located about 70 mi (110 km) below New Orleans. Fort St Philip, Triumph
1862/04/29 After two days of heavy bombardment, Farragut sails past Forts Jackson and St Philip and the Chalmette batteries with thirteen of his fleet's ships upriver to take New Orleans. New Orleans, Louisiana

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