Event Summary

Union navy wins the Battle of New Orleans

Date

April 24, 1862

Description

Captain David G. Farragut, aboard the steam sloop USS Hartford, bombards New Orleans from his ships in the Mississippi as part of successful occupation; Farragut is made navy�s first admiral as a result

Timeline 1

Early Maritime Republic, 1815-1865

Record ID

American Navy and Naval Warfare, 1775-1865