Capture of New Orleans

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Capture of New Orleans
Began:

April 25, 1862

Ended:

May 1, 1862

Location:

Orleans St. Bernard Parishes, Louisiana

Theater:

Lower Seaboard Theater

Campaign:

Expedition to and Capture of New Orleans

Outcome:

Union victory

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Combatants
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Department of the Gulf

Department No. 1

Commanders

David G. Farragut
Flag Officer, USN
Benjamin F. Butler
Major General, USA

Mansfield Lovell
Major General, CSA

Strength
Casualties

None

None

  

Following the passage of forts Jackson and 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, Maj. Gen. 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. (NPS summary)

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