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.
David G. Farragut’s Federal warships make their daring attempt to move up the Mississippi River, bypass Forts Jackson and St. Philip, and capture New Orleans.
David G. Farragut lays out his plan to steam his gunboats past Forts Jackson and St. Philip on their way to capturing New Orleans.
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.
Delegates to the Louisiana State Convention at Baton Rouge vote 113 to 17 to become the sixth state to secede from the Union.
September 4, 1863 – Major General Ulysses S. Grant suffered a serious riding accident while witnesses claimed he was drunk. Grant headed down the Mississippi