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  1. The Battle of Forts Jackson and St. Philip (April 18–28, 1862) was the decisive battle for possession of New Orleans in the American Civil War.The two Confederate forts on the Mississippi River south of the city were attacked by a Union Navy fleet.

  2. The Civil War and Reconstruction. Union troops captured Confederate New Orleans in May 1862 and occupied the region for the remainder of the Civil War. Afterward, a racially integrated Reconstruction-era government passed a progressive state constitution and sought to establish civil rights for emancipated slaves.

  3. Jun 01, 2011 · On May 31, 1862, as Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan’ Army of the Potomac closed in on Richmond, Confederate Gen. Joseph E. Johnston attempted to overwhelm two Federal corps isolated south of the Chickahominy River near the Seven Pines crossroads, seven miles from the capital.

  4. Wikipedia: Naval Battles of the American civil War Wikipedia: Battle of Hampton Roads. 2. New Orleans New Orleans During the Civil War Naval Battle of New Orleans. 3. Charleston Harbor Wikipedia: Second Battle of Charleston Harbor Wikipedia: Hunley Submarine. 4. Mobile Bay Wikipedia: Battle of Mobile Bay Civil War Trust: Mobile Bay. 5.

  5. The U.S. state of West Virginia was formed out of western Virginia and added to the Union as a direct result of the American Civil War (see History of West Virginia), in which it became the only modern state to have declared its independence from the Confederacy.

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