David G. Farragut begins assembling a Federal naval squadron to take on Vicksburg, one of the last major Confederate strongholds on the Mississippi River.
The Federal naval squadron of David G. Farragut tries following up its capture of New Orleans by pushing further up the Mississippi River. But they meet unexpected resistance.
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.
David D. Porter’s Federal mortar fleet continues bombarding the two forts below New Orleans, and a Confederate mutiny helps force their surrender.
Federal warships arrive at the harbor of the Confederacy’s largest and richest city, and despite wrangling over surrender terms, the fate of New Orleans is virtually sealed.