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      • Battle of New Orleans, (April 24–25, 1862), naval action by Union forces seeking to capture the city during the American Civil War. A Union naval squadron of 43 ships under Admiral David G. Farragut entered the lower Mississippi near New Orleans and soon breached the heavy chain cables that were stretched across the river as a prime defense. Realizing that resistance was useless, Confederate General Mansfield Lovell withdrew his 3,000 troops northward, and the city fell on April 25.
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  3. Battle of New Orleans, (April 24–25, 1862), naval action by Union forces seeking to capture the city during the American Civil War. A Union naval squadron of 43 ships under Admiral David G. Farragut entered the lower Mississippi near New Orleans and soon breached the heavy chain cables that were stretched across the river as a prime defense. Realizing that resistance was useless, Confederate General Mansfield Lovell withdrew his 3,000 troops northward, and the city fell on April 25.

  4. The battle of New Orleans was the start of the Anaconda Plan; this was the name of the operation set-up by the Union to divide the Confederate States. The statuesque crescent city, the jewel of the Confederacy, if this city could be taken and then occupied, the war would be nearing its end. This was the thought process of General Winfield Scott, the embattled Union General, who was the commander of the northern forces in the south.

  5. On April 25, the city fell apart. 6,000 men were led into the city to take command for the rest for the war by General Benjamin Franklin Butler. This battle was quickly New Orleans was surrendered on April 28, 1862. This was a vital Confederate city and left an impacting blow for the remainder of the war.

  6. A formative event in the early history of New Orleans was the 1815 Battle of New Orleans. Fought during the War of 1812, the battle's American victory led by General Andrew Jackson enhanced his political career. Along with Martin Van Buren, he founded the Democratic Party.

    • April 25, 1862 – May 1, 1862
    • Union victory
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