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Chapter 18: capture of forts Jackson and St. Philip, and the surrender of New Orleans. N
rance in the Mississippi.
forts Jackson and St. Philip.
confidence of Confederates in the defense s thus entirely closed.
Forts Jackson and St. Philip had been much strengthened since the expedit hey commanded the stream above and below; Fort St. Philip being particularly well placed to rake th protected in like manner.
The guns of Fort St. Philip were all in barbette, and numbered a tota s from Fort Jackson, and 3,680 yards from Fort St. Philip, the others occupying positions close und aid to have swept the way. The gunners of Fort St. Philip were driven to shelter by the heavy batte d Fort St. Philip.
As Farragut engaged Fort St. Philip at close quarters,the Confederate gunners line of vessels, and injured nothing but Fort St. Philip, at which one man was killed.
The acti and eventually overcoming Forts Jackson and St. Philip, the batteries above and below New Orleans, [9 more...]