Commanding the Federal occupation forces in New Orleans, Benjamin F. Butler issues an order that solidifies his infamous reputation among southerners.
Benjamin F. Butler arrives with his Federal troops to impose military rule over New Orleans.
David G. Farragut tries to end the standoff between his Federals and New Orleans officials by threatening to bomb the city if she does not surrender. Meanwhile, Federal occupation troops are on the way.
The first Federal joint army-navy expedition of the war sets out to close one of North Carolina’s busiest ports.
Simon Cameron clarifies the Lincoln administration’s policy regarding fugitive slaves escaping into Federal military lines.
General Benjamin F. Butler pushes the Lincoln administration to set a firm policy regarding fugitive slaves behind Federal lines.