A MORTAL BLOW FOR THE CONFEDERACY: The Fall of New Orleans, 1862
If the Union could capture and control of New Orleans, important port and control point of the Mississippi River, it would be a mortal blow to the Confederate economy. Union Adm David G. Farragut, a native New Orleanian, would lead a formidable naval flotilla and attack the city. Includes 150 images and 10 maps.
In the city, Confederate General Mansfield Lovell, a new commander, was thrust into the middle of command chaos. He was hamstrung by conflicting orders from Richmond and lacked both proper seagoing reconnaissance and the unity of command. He was poised to become a scapegoat.
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