Largest City in the Confederate States of America
Image: Farragut's Fleet Passing the Forts Below New Orleans
By Mauritz Frederick Hendrick de Haas
The USS Hartford leads the Union fleet up the Mississippi during the Battle of New Orleans.
New Orleans and its vital port became a major source of armament, supplies, and income to the Confederate Army. Its location near the mouth of the Mississippi River made the city an important and early target of …Read More...