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Natchez, Mississippi surrenders to U.S. Navy gunboats

Natchez, Mississippi, 1861, artist's impression
05/13/1862
The day before, Commander James Palmer of the U.S.S. Iroquois had demanded the city surrender on the same terms offered Baton Rouge and New Orleans. Confederate forces had evacuated earlier and Mayor John Hunter replied the next day that the city would not resist conquest but that he could not guarantee Palmer's demand that the Stars and Stripes would "wave unmolested and respected" over Natchez. (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, 1863), V: 423-424. 

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