New Orleans, LA

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    City or Town
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    - A Gulf of Mexico hurricane causes heavy damage along the Texas and Louisiana coastlines. Crime/Disasters
    A Mississippi steamboat burns to the waterline at its dock in New Orleans, Louisiana Crime/Disasters
    A passenger ship is sunk in a hurricane off the Carolina coast with very heavy loss of life. Crime/Disasters
    A steamboat burns to the waterline on the Mississippi but all aboard have a lucky escape. Crime/Disasters
    A tornado strikes the city and port of New Orleans Crime/Disasters
    American ship bound for New Orleans founders off the coast of Ireland Crime/Disasters
    Another large fire strikes New Orleans leaving five hundred homeless Crime/Disasters
    Commercial vessel bound for New York sinks off Cape Hatteras Crime/Disasters
    Democrats celebrate "St. Hickory's Day" in honor of Andrew Jackson's victory at New Orleans Campaigns/Elections
    Democrats sweep to power in the accelerated New Orleans city elections. Campaigns/Elections
    Fifth District military governor General Phil Sheridan removes from office the sitting Louisiana governor. Lawmaking/Litigating
    Fifth District military governor General Phil Sheridan removes several New Orleans officials from office. Lawmaking/Litigating
    Fire burns a cotton press and two thousand bales of cotton in New Orleans Crime/Disasters
    - Fire destroys a large section of New Orleans' thriving Fourth District Crime/Disasters
    Fugitive Confederate States founder and General Robert Toombs sails for Cuba from New Orleans Personal
    In a defiant New Orleans, a mob tears down a Union flag hoisted over the U.S. Mint Campaigns/Elections
    In Alabama, a New Orleans bound steamboat is destroyed by fire and at least four people die. Crime/Disasters
    In Louisiana, a helpless New Orleans resists Union demands for its capitulation Battles/Soldiers
    In Louisiana, a Mississippi steamboat's boiler ruptures and scalds forty-five people aboard to death Crime/Disasters
    - In Louisiana, the garrison of Fort Jackson mutinies and the fort surrenders soon after Battles/Soldiers
    In New Orleans, a massive meeting endorses candidates for the upcoming secession convention Campaigns/Elections
    In New Orleans, a Republican effort to meet in Constitutional Convention results in riots and scores die. Crime/Disasters
    In New Orleans, leading Creole citizen Captain Andre Cailloux is given a hero's funeral Battles/Soldiers
    In New Orleans, Michael Hahn is inaugurated as the first elected post-Confederate governor of Louisiana Campaigns/Elections
    In New Orleans, military governor General Edward Canby suspends the results of the mayoral election Campaigns/Elections
    In New Orleans, two French-language newspaper editors, about to duel with swords, are arrested Crime/Disasters
    In Union occupied New Orleans, William B. Mumford goes on trial for pulling down an American flag Lawmaking/Litigating
    In Union occupied New Orleans, William B. Mumford is hanged for treason Lawmaking/Litigating
    In Union Square in New York City, the 20th U. S. C. T. receives its colors and departs for New Orleans Battles/Soldiers
    In Washington, a major military reorganization divides the nation into five large military districts Battles/Soldiers
    Last gap closed in a continuous rail line from Maine to New Orleans Business/Industry
    Louisiana Governor Wickliffe recommends economic self-defense for the South Business/Industry
    Louisiana radicals order the reconvoking of the Louisiana Constitutional Convention of 1864. Campaigns/Elections
    Louisiana seizes the United States Mint and the United States Customs House in New Orleans Lawmaking/Litigating
    Louisville to New Orleans steamboat burns near Uniontown, Kentucky and eight die Crime/Disasters
    Major General Benjamin Butler begins his notorious eight months as military governor of New Orleans Battles/Soldiers
    Mardi Gras is celebrated in New Orleans with the traditional parades. Education/Culture
    Mississippi steamboat catches fire in the middle of the night and forty-three people are drowned. Crime/Disasters
    Near Donaldsonville, Louisiana, a Mississippi steamboat burns and six people are killed. Crime/Disasters
    New Orleans celebrates the secession of South Carolina Lawmaking/Litigating
    New railroad completed linking Jackson, Mississippi with New Orleans Business/Industry
    Off Mississippi, a U.S. Navy steamer collides with a French warship sent to evacuate citizens from New Orleans US/the World
    - On the Mississippi, a Confederate warship makes a bold breakout and almost reaches the open sea Battles/Soldiers
    Scores of free blacks sail from New Orleans to begin a new life in Haiti Slavery/Abolition
    Secretary of State Seward tells all foreign diplomats New Orleans will soon again be open for business US/the World
    Seventy-five people die in a steamboat collision near Helena, Arkansas Crime/Disasters
    State wide elections held across Louisiana Campaigns/Elections
    Steamboat burns on Lake Pontchartrain and eighteen lives lost Crime/Disasters
    Steamboat Princess explodes and sinks on the lower Mississippi with heavy loss of life Crime/Disasters
    Steamer from St. Louis to New Orleans attacked below Vicksburg, Mississippi Battles/Soldiers
    Stephen Douglas receives updates on election returns while in Mobile, Alabama Campaigns/Elections
    The convention riots in New Orleans claim more victims as two delegates die from their injuries. Crime/Disasters
    The French Opera House opens in New Orleans Education/Culture
    The metallic tie for cotton bales patented Commercial
    The Republican governor of Louisiana vetoes early elections for New Orleans. Campaigns/Elections
    The steamboat Imperial arrives in New Orleans from St. Louis, the first since early 1861 Business/Industry
    The Union League of New York City hosts a massive reception for General Philip Sheridan. Battles/Soldiers
    Thousands see American emigrant ship founder off French coast Crime/Disasters
    U.S. Navy captures American slaveship with 318 slaves aboard Slavery/Abolition
    Union General Philip Sheridan calls the mayor of New Orleans "a bad man" and recommends his removal. Battles/Soldiers
    Union infantry arrives at Ship Island, Mississippi in the first build-up of forces intending to capture New Orleans Battles/Soldiers
    Union naval units under Commodore Farragut break past Confederate defenses towards New Orleans Battles/Soldiers
    Volunteer Generals Butler and Dix end their Civil War military service Battles/Soldiers
    William Walker and his companions are indicted in New Orleans under the Neutrality Laws Lawmaking/Litigating
    William Walker and his men capture Trujillo on the Honduran coast Battles/Soldiers
    William Walker launches another fillibustering attempt against Nicaragua from New Orleans Battles/Soldiers
    William Walker's latest filibustering attempt ends before it begins with arrest by U.S. Marshals Crime/Disasters
    With the Mississippi River open again to traffic, the steamboat Imperial departs St Louis for New Orleans Business/Industry
    Name Type
    United States Mint, New Orleans, LA Location or Site
    Date Title
    Debate Over Increase of the Army, House of Representatives, January 9, 1847
    Seth Concklin to William Still, February 3, 1851
    New York Times, “Great Floods in the Potomac and Shenandoah,” April 20, 1852
    Fayetteville (NC) Observer, “More Fillibusters [Filibusters],” January 7, 1856
    New York Times, "Fatal Duel at New Orleans," February 3, 1857
    New York Times, “Kansas and the South,” February 25, 1857
    New York Times, “Fillibustering Expedition Against Costa Rica,” April 3, 1857
    New York Times, “A Suspected Slaver Captured,” May 15, 1857
    New York Times, “A Fugitive Slave Excitement in Philadelphia,” July 29, 1857
    Hiram Wilson to William Still, August 12, 1857
    New York Times, “The Financial Panic,” September 14, 1857
    New York Times, “The Ballot-Box and the Bayonet,” October 30, 1857
    Washington (DC) National Era, "Gen. Walker and the Administration," November 26, 1857
    New York Times, “More Slave Cases,” December 11, 1857
    New York Herald, "The Approaching Conclusion of the Kansas Comedy," January 27, 1858
    New York Times, “Highly Important from Mexico,” April 12, 1858
    New York Times, “A Warning ,” June 4, 1858
    New York Times, “The New Orleans Committee,” June 5, 1858
    Chicago (IL) Tribune, “Revolution in New Orleans,” June 6, 1858
    New York Times, “Further Excitement in New Orleans,” June 7, 1858
    New York Times, “End of the New Orleans Rebellion,” June 9, 1858
    New York Times, “Letter from General William Walker,” July 6, 1858
    New York Times, “Aid Wanted for New Orleans,” September 11, 1858
    New York Times, “Yellow Fever in New Orleans,” October 30, 1858
    New York Times, “Health of New Orleans,” November 2, 1858
    (St. Louis) Missouri Republican, “Military,” November 14, 1858
    (St. Louis) Missouri Republican, “Judge Douglas,” November 25, 1858
    New York Herald, “Mr. Douglas On His Travels,” November 28, 1858
    New York Times, “The New Orleans Epidemic,” December 19, 1858
    (St. Louis) Missouri Republican, “Senator Douglas,” December 31, 1858
    New Orleans (LA) Picayune, “Quick,” January 2, 1859
    Memphis (TN) Appeal, “From New Orleans,” January 30, 1859
    Cleveland (OH) Herald, “The Slave Market of New Orleans,” February 1, 1859
    New York Times, "Mexican News," February 5, 1859
    New York Times, “The Cuban Scheme at the South,” February 15, 1859
    New York Times, “Terrible Steamboat Disaster,” March 1, 1859
    New York Times, “Highly Important from Mexico,” April 12, 1859
    Fayetteville (NC) Observer, “Greeley Meets a Slave Dealer,” June 9, 1859
    Fayetteville (NC) Observer, “The Slave Trade at the North,” August 11, 1859
    New York Herald, “Important to Persons of Color,” August 28, 1859
    New York Times, “Northern Mexico,” September 6, 1859
    New York Times, “A Shabby Trick,” October 11, 1859
    New Orleans (LA) Picayune, "Monthly Passes to Negros," October 22, 1859
    Atchison (KS) Freedom’s Champion, “Walker vs. Brown,” December 3, 1859
    William T. Sherman to Ellen Sherman, December 12, 1859
    New York Times, "Southern Students in New York," December 22, 1859
    New York Times, "The Southern Medical Students," December 23, 1859
    Charleston (SC) Mercury, “The Medical Students,” December 26, 1859
    New York Times, “The Post-Office and the Express,” February 13, 1860
    C.G. Baylor to Robert Hunter, March 31, 1860
    Abraham Lincoln, Autobiography, circa June 1860
    New York Herald, “The Whereabouts of Walker,” August 19, 1860
    New York Times, “Walker Again,” August 22, 1860
    Milwaukee (WI) Sentinel, "What Walker's Success Means," August 29, 1860
    Chicago (IL) Tribune, "Secession and Finance," November 13, 1860
    New York Herald, “Douglas on Lincoln,” November 18, 1860
    William T. Sherman to Ellen Sherman, November 23, 1860
    William T. Sherman to Ellen Sherman, November 29, 1860
    (Concord) New Hampshire Statesman, “What Will Lincoln Do?,” February 23, 1861
    Chicago (IL) Tribune, “A Scurvy Trick,” March 11, 1861
    Cleveland (OH) Herald, “Beauties of the ‘Institution’,” April 2, 1861
    New York Times, “Arms for the Rebels,” May 1, 1861
    San Francisco (CA) Evening Bulletin, “Protection of New Orleans,” May 24, 1861
    New York Times, “One of their Errors,” June 3, 1861
    New York Times, “Famine Among the Confederates,” June 20, 1861
    Fayetteville (NC) Observer, “What is a Blockade?,” July 25, 1861
    New Orleans (LA) Picayune, “Confederate Treasury Notes,” August 25, 1861
    Mayor John T. Monroe to Flag-Officer David Farragut
    Major General Benjamin F. Butler, Proclamation to the Citizens of New Orleans, May 1, 1862
    Major-General Mansfield Lovell, General Order 17, May 3, 1862
    Abraham Lincoln to Reverdy Johnson, Washington, DC, July 26, 1862
    Abraham Lincoln to Cuthbert Bullitt, July 28, 1862
    Abraham Lincoln, Reply to Emancipation Memorial Presented by Chicago Christians of All Denominations, September 13, 1862
    Abraham Lincoln to George Foster Shepley, November 21, 1862
    John Keagy Stayman to Edgar Hastings, July 1863
    New York Times, “Gen. Banks,” July 17, 1863
    William Elisha Stoker to Elizabeth E. Stoker, July 18, 1863
    George F. Shepley to Abraham Lincoln, Tuesday, December 09, 1862
    Ruben F. Briggs to Abraham Lincoln, Tuesday, March 15, 1864, New Orleans, Louisiana
    Chief Engineer Nathan Witringer, Reminiscences of the Sultana Disaster, April 27, 1865, written on April 14, 1886.
    Edward R.S. Canby, General Orders No. 109, New Orleans, Louisiana, July 15, 1865
    Edmund Abell to the Grand Jury of the Criminal Court, New Orleans, Louisiana, July 23, 1866.
    John Tompkins Monroe to the People of New Orleans, New Orleans, July 30, 1866.
    Philip H. Sheridan to Ulysses S. Grant, New Orleans, August 1, 1866.
    Philip H. Sheridan to Ulysses S. Grant, New Orleans, August 2, 1866.
    Philip H. Sheridan to Ulysses S. Grant, New Orleans, August 3, 1866.
    Andrew Johnson to Philip H. Sheridan, Washington, DC, August 4, 1866.
    Philip H. Sheridan to Andrew Johnson, New Orleans, Louisiana, August 6, 1866.
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