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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