The Confederate unveils a new metal-plated ram to break the Federal blockade at the mouth of the Mississippi River.
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The Battle of Mobile Bay
August 5, 1864 – Federal naval forces under Rear Admiral David G. Farragut won a sensational victory that closed a vital Confederate seaport to shipping
The Mobile Bay Campaign
August 4, 1864 – Federal naval forces under Rear Admiral David G. Farragut prepared to attack one of the last remaining Confederate seaports open to
Banks Targets the Texas Coast
November 2, 1863 – Major General Nathaniel P. Banks embarked on a campaign to conquer eastern Texas by seizing control of the Rio Grande River