Battle of New Orleans

Kelsey Rebman

  1. Name of battle
  2. Dates battle occurred
  3. Location(s) of battle
  4. Officers in charge (both sides)
  5. Information on troops present at the battle. Amount, Titles (company, brigade, etc)
  6. Brief synopsis of battle (2 paragraph minimum)
  7. Major strategic moves and turning points of battle
  8. Outcome of battle - who won, and how they won
  9. Causalities
  10. Impact of the battle (how this battle impacted the war overall)

1. The battle was called the Battle of New Orleans.

2. The Battle of New Orleans lasted from April 25, 1862 to May 1, 1862.

3. The battle occurred at Orleans Parish and St. Bernard Parish.

4. The officers in charge were Flag-Officer David G. Farragut and Maj. Gen. Benjamin Franklin Butler (Union army) and Maj. Gen. Mansfield Lovell
(Confederate Army).




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Maj. Gen. Benjamin Franklin Butler (Union Army)
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Maj. Gen. Mansfield Lovell (Confederate Army)

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Flag-Officer David G. Farragut (Union Army)



5. There were two troops present at the Battle of New Orleans: the Confederate Army and the Union Army. The Department of the Gulf and Department No.1 were the only two outside forces involved.

6. The day that the Battle of New Orleans started was just like any other day. There was a cloudless morning sky, and the brilliant sun glinted off the gentle waves of the Mississippi River. Without warning, Union Flag-Officer David G. Farragut and his squadron of Union soldiers advanced up the Mississippi River, towards the town of New Orleans. As the soldiers' booted feet crashed heavily through the water, the people of New Orleans alerted their army generals of the oncoming fleet. But, however, New Orleans was not prepared for an attack, and the New Orleans Confederate Army were soon prisoners to Flag-Officer David G. Farragut and his Union troops almost immediately. The very next day, Officer Farragut and his squadron of Union troops demanded that the Confederates surrender New Orleans over to Union control. The Confederates finally surrendered on April 28. On May 1, Maj. Gen. Benjamin Franklin Butler of the Union army began landing troops at New Orleans and occupying the city. New Orleans, once considered an international city and the largest city in the Confederacy, had fallen to Union troops.
Map plans for the Battle of New Orleans
Map plans for the Battle of New Orleans

7. There were several main strategic moves and turning points in the Battle of New Orleans. First, it all started with the Union troops first appearing on the banks of the Mississippi River. Also, the battle escalated when the Union troops demanded the surrender of New Orleans. there was a small fight, leading to a Union victory and the surrender of New Orleans.

8. In the end, the Officer Farragut and his Union troops won the Battle of New Orleans. The Union soldiers greatly outnumbered the Confederate soldiers, and the Union side won by defeating the unprepared Confederates.

9. There were no estimated casualties in the Battle of New Orleans.

10. This battle is said to have held major international significance, and it was also said to have held major significance in the lives of soldiers fighting in the Civil War.


Union soldiers invading New Orleans
Union soldiers invading New Orleans




Flag-Officer Farragut leading his Union troops to a victory at New Orleans.
Flag-Officer Farragut leading his Union troops to a victory at New Orleans.

Resources

http://faculty.umf.maine.edu/~walters/web%20jacksonian%20277_07/battle%20of%20new%20orleans.jpg
http://img.tfd.com/WEAL/weal_10_img1850.jpg
http://etc.usf.edu/maps/pages/4300/4309/4309.gif
http://www.nps.gov/history/hps/abpp/battles/bystate.htm
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/cwphtml/cwphome.html
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/collections/civil_war_maps/