David G. Farragut tries running his Federal naval squadron past the Confederate batteries at Port Hudson in an effort to move up the Mississippi River to Vicksburg.
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The Alabama versus The Hatteras
The famed Confederate commerce raider C.S.S. Alabama engages Federal warships trying to reinstate the blockade of Galveston, Texas, in the Gulf of Mexico.
Seeking to Open the Mississippi
Nathaniel P. Banks receives orders assigning him to command the Federal Department of the Gulf, operating mostly in Louisiana and Texas. Banks would eventually succeed the controversial Benjamin F. Butler.
The Fall of Galveston
Federal army-navy forces occupy one of the most important points on the Texas coast.
Damnable Neglect or Worse
A new Confederate ironclad blasts through Federal ships and threatens to turn the tide of the war on the Mississippi River.
A Grand Display and Terrible Conflict
David G. Farragut begins assembling a Federal naval squadron to take on Vicksburg, one of the last major Confederate strongholds on the Mississippi River.