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In Louisiana, a helpless New Orleans resists Union demands for its capitulation

New Orleans, Louisiana, from Saint Patrick's Church, 1852
04/25/1862
Union Commodore David Farragut's arriving naval units had run past Fort Jackson, New Orleans the day before and the city was now defenceless.  In the afternoon, defiant city officials and a mob, which tore down any United States flag hoisted, refused to surrender to naval officers.  Farragut acted with great forebearance but the defiant city was under Union control when General Benjamin Butler arrived with an Army occupation force a week later.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Frank Moore, ed., The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events, with Documents, Narratives, Illustrative Incidents, Poetry, Etc. (New York: G.P. Putnam, 1862), IV: 97.

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