Saturday, March 7, 2015

Forts Below New Orleans

Running the forts below New Orleans, April 24, 1862;
16, 800 mortar shells were fired at both forts.  Admiral Farragut's plan was to 
divide his naval force into three sections; 1st Div. (red), 2nd Div. (Blue - Center), 
3rd Div. Red-Blue.  Major ships by Division -- Red; USS Cayuga, USS Pensecola,
USS Mississippi, USS Varuna, USS Oneida, plus three gunboats-- 
Blue; USS Hartford, USS Brooklyn, USS Richmond -- Red-Blue; 
USS Iroquois and five gunboats.  These ships were met 
with the Confederate naval forces, plus CSS Manassus and Governor Moore.

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