The Splendid Naval Triumph on the Mississippi

Following the passage of forts Jackson and St Philip near the mouth of the Mississippi River on April 24 1862 the Union occupation of New Orleans was inevitable Union Flag-Officer David G Farragut with his squadron continued up the Mississippi River and demanded the surrender of the City of New Orleans the next day The city surrendered on April 28 On May 1 Maj Gen Benjamin Franklin Butlers army began landing at New Orleans and occupying the city New Orleans considered an international city and the largest city in the Confederacy had fallen

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