Delegates to the Louisiana State Convention at Baton Rouge vote 113 to 17 to become the sixth state to secede from the Union.
As the secession frenzy intensified in Georgia, it began rapidly spreading into other southern states as well.
May 20, 1864 – One of the greatest Federal military disasters of the war finally ended. Federals under Lieutenant Colonel Joseph Bailey, an engineer by
May 2, 1864 – Major General Frederick Steele’s Federal Army of Arkansas began returning to Little Rock, while Federal naval forces on the Red River
April 27, 1864 – Rear Admiral David D. Porter’s Federal naval flotilla reached Alexandria, Louisiana, but it was still faced potential destruction as the Red
April 21, 1864 – Major General Nathaniel P. Banks’s Federals moved out of Grand Ecore, Louisiana, while struggling to salvage one of their best gunboats.