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.