Statistics for occurrence #1 of “New Orleans” in chapter 1, page 58 of Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1: prelminary narrative:
...he navy held control, but rather to let go what was lost and confine themselves to interior lines, where they were strong.
They were willing to have it understood that they menaced such points, and New Orleans most of all, but there is no reason to suppose that they had any serious purpose of retaking it, any more than of recapturing Port Royal or Fernandina.
It appears from the Confederate correspondenc...
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