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The opening of the lower Mississippi. David D. Porter, Admiral, U. S. N. Farragut's flag-ship the Hartford. The most important event of the War of the Rebellion, with the exception of the fall of Richmond, was the capture of New Orleans and the forts Jackson and St. Philip, guarding the approach to that city. To appreciate the nature of this victory, it is necessary to have been an actor in it, and to be able to comprehend not only the immediate results to the Union cause, but the wh
n action, 4:15 A. M.
wrecks of Confederate River fleet.
Fort St. Philip and Confederate iron-clad Louisiana.
mortar-fleet in the distance.
Mortar-steamers attacking water-battery, Fort Jackson.
Farragut's division of the fleet, led by the Hartford.
Fort Jackson. Manassas, Confederate.
Confederate rams and sinking vessels.
Rear vessel of Bailey's division.
Farragut's first plan was to lead the fleet with his flag-ship, the Hartford, to be
The opening of the lower Mississippi. David D. Porter, Admiral, U. S. N. Farragut's flag-ship the Hartford. The mo
hrough four of these seceding States ran the great river Mississippi, and both of its banks, from Memphis to its mouth, were affairs.
Before leaving us, he said:
Maps of the lower Mississippi.
We will leave this matter in the hands of you t ficer Foote, who commanded the iron-clad fleet on the upper Mississippi, to join the fleet above Vicksburg with his vessels a d been commenced, in addition to the gun-boats on the Upper Mississippi; and it was only after the encounter of the Monitor w dmiral Melancton Smith, at New Orleans in command of the Mississippi.
drawn from a photograph.
The Brooklyn was next att ed most of
The course of the United States screw-sloop Mississippi in the passage of the forts.
The United States steamer Mississippi attempting to Run down the Confederate ram Manassas.
my attention to the battlements of the main fort, firing