Climate. — There are large tracts in this state, which, at certain seasons, are decidedly unfavorable to human health. During the summer and autumn, the low and marshy localities are frequently visited by yellow fever, cholera, and other destructive maladies. Other parts of the state, however, enjoy a salubrious climate. The winters in general are said to be less mild than those on the Atlantic coast in the same parallel of latitude. (Gazetteer of the United States of America, 1854)
|A powerful hurricane strikes the coast of Louisiana.
|A steamship is caught in an hurricane on Lake Pontchartrain and all ten people aboard are lost.
|Governor Wickliffe of Louisiana orders the disbanding of civilian Vigilance Committees in the state.
|In New Orleans, Michael Hahn is inaugurated as the first elected post-Confederate governor of Louisiana
|Louisiana Governor Wickliffe recommends economic self-defense for the South
|Louisiana native Major Pierre G.T. Beauregard appointed as the next Superintendent of West Point
|Louisiana secedes from the Union
|State wide elections held across Louisiana