Henry Clay Monument Map

Henry Clay Monument Map

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The Henry Clay Monument stood on Canal Street from 1860 to 1901. NOTE: If you see something else interesting on these maps, speak up! Le'ts talk about it. Henry Clay Monument A private group raised money to build a monument to American statesmen Henry Clay in 1860. The city approved their plan to erect the monument on Canal Street. They...
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May 1862 – NOLA History Guy Podcast 01-May-2021

May 1862 – NOLA History Guy Podcast 01-May-2021

NOLA History Guy Podcast 01-May-2021 discusses Butler’s goals in New Orleans.

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Captain Bailey and Lieutenant Perkins demand the surrender of New Orleans

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We’re back! Since we’re starting on May 1st, let’s talk about the occupation of New Orleans in 1862.

Consider these goals Butler had when he came to New Orleans

Pacify the city

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Union Operations in Louisiana, 1862

Butler used 10,000 of his 15,000 troops to establish a perimeter around the city. He implemented his infamous General Order 28, and limited free speech in 1862.

Expansion of his troops

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Louisiana Native Guard Pickets, from Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper, March 7, 1863

Butler created the Corps d’Afrique, consisting of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Louisiana Native Guards regiments. These troops were mostly Creoles of Color. They belonged to militia units during the secession year.

Re-Open the Port of New Orleans

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Union ships at anchor, New Orleans, April 30, 1862

Butler provided food to the working-class and working poor of New Orleans, who were mostly Irish and German immigrants. They re-opened the port and jump-started the economy. Trade with Europe helped keep Britain and France from getting involved in the war.

Dealing with the enslaved.

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Slaves For Sale: A Scene In New Orleans

Butler’s “contraband of war” policy, and enslavement in New Orleans.

 

 

US Navy Mortar Schooners

US Navy Mortar Schooners

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US Navy Mortar Schooners shattered Fort Jackson in 1862. US Navy Bomb Vessels Photo of a bomb vessel of the type that blasted Forts Jackson and St. Phillip on the Mississippi River, 18-23 April, 1862. Captain David Porter commanded twenty-one of these US Navy mortar schooners during the attack. Flag-Officer (later Rear Admiral) David Farragut held overall command of the...
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USS Cayuga 1862

USS Cayuga 1862

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USS Cayuga participated in Farragut's attack on Forts Jackson and St. Phillip. USS Cayuga An Unadilla-class gunboat, Cayuga was launched on 10-Oct-1861, at Portland, CT. After final fitting-out at the New York Navy Yard, she was commissioned on 21-Feb-1862. Upon commissioning, the Navy ordered Cayuga to Ship Island. The gunboat joined the West Gulf Blockading Squadron. Flag-Officer (later Rear Admiral)...
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Mississippi River Defenses 1862

Mississippi River Defenses 1862

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Mississippi River defenses in 1862 consisted of Forts Jackson and St. Phillip. Mississippi River defenses Library of Congress title: Map showing the defenses of the Mississippi below New Orleans and Farragut's attack 24 April 1862. This hand-drawn map presents a great deal of detail about Forts Jackson and St. Phillip. Additionally, it displays the positions of Farragut's ships as they...
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Fort Jackson Bombardment 1862

Fort Jackson Bombardment 1862

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Fort Jackson Bombardment by Farragut's squadrons took place in April 1862. Fort Jackson Bombardment The title of this map is, "Plan of Fort Jackson, showing the effect of the bombardment by the U.S. mortar flotilla and gunboats, April 18th to 24th 1862 : flag officer D.G. Farragut commanding fleet, Com. D.D. Porter commanding flotilla." This map displays the aftermath of...
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