Confederates under Earl Van Dorn and Sterling Price lose the element of surprise and with it a golden opportunity to reclaim a key city in northern Mississippi.
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The Fall of New Orleans
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.
Federals Target Forts Jackson and St. Philip
David G. Farragut, flag officer of the Federal West Gulf Blockading Squadron, proceeds with his plan to capture New Orleans, the Confederacy’s largest and richest city.