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How did Admiral Farragut capture New Orleans in 1862?

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2016-06-18 22:20:33

On April 29, 1862, David Farragut began the assault that would

led to the capture of New Orleans. He was able to get through the

forts of Jackson and St. Philip, as well as the Chalmette

batteries, in order to take the city and its port. New Orleans

surrendered after a massive bombardment by the Union navy.

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