October 5, 1862 – Federal army-navy forces occupied Galveston, the most important port on the Texas coast. By this month, Rear Admiral David G. Farragut’s
July 15, 1862 – A new Confederate ironclad blasted through Federal ships and threatened to turn the tide of the war on the Mississippi River.
June 18, 1862 – Flag Officer David G. Farragut began assembling a Federal naval squadron to run past Vicksburg, one of the last major Confederate
May 18, 1862 – The Federal naval squadron led by Flag Officer David G. Farragut tried following up its capture of New Orleans by pushing
May 15, 1862 – Commanding the Federal occupation forces in New Orleans, Major General Benjamin F. Butler issued an order that solidified his infamous reputation
May 1, 1862 – Major General Benjamin F. Butler arrived with his Federal troops to impose military rule over New Orleans. Butler entered the demoralized