New Orleans, LA
25–May 1, 1862
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New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Expedition to and Capture of
New Orleans 
David G. Farragut's squadron
had passed Forts Jackson and St. Philip, near the mouth of the Mississippi
River, on April 24, 1862.
Flag-Officer David G. Farragut and Maj. Gen. Benjamin
Maj. Gen. Mansfield Lovell
Department of the Gulf
Department No. 1
After the Union fleet had passed the forts, 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 28th.
On May 1st, Maj. Gen.
Benjamin Franklin Butler’s army began landing at New Orleans and
occupying the city.
The capture of New Orleans, the largest city in
the Confederacy, was an event that had major international significance.
- having a decisive influence on a
campaign and a direct impact on the course of the war
having a direct and decisive influence on their campaign
having observable influence on the
outcome of a campaign
having a limited influence on the
outcome of their campaign or operation but achieving or affecting important
2 Casualties are
someone killed, injured, wounded, captured or missing.