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The Splendid Naval Triumph on the Mississippi, April 24th, 1862: Destruction of the Rebel Gunboats, Rams, and Iron Clad Batteries by the Union Fleet under Flag Officer Farragut

Gaining control of the Mississippi River and Confederate trade were key Union goals from the start of the Civil War, and led President Lincoln to declare a blockade of Southern ports in April 1861. This print r... more

Map showing entrance to Mobile Bay and course taken by Union fleet.

Map shows Confederate fortifications (Forts Powell, Gaines, Morgan) and the location of Union fleet in Mobile Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. On August 5, Union Admiral Farragut attempted to lead several ships int... more