April 25–May 1, 1862
New Orleans, Louisiana
Key Individuals Involved in the Battle of New Orleans:
Union: Flag-Officer David G. Farragut and Major General Benjamin Franklin Butler
Confederate: Major General Mansfield Lovell
Union Victory. Casualties None.
Overview of the Battle :
Following the passage of forts Jackson and St. Philip, near the mouth of the Mississippi River, on April 24, 1862, the Union occupation of New Orleans was inevitable. Union Flag-Officer David G. Farragut, with his squadron, continued up the Mississippi River and demanded the surrender of the City of New Orleans the next day. The city surrendered on April 28. On May 1, Maj. Gen. Benjamin Franklin Butler’s army began landing at New Orleans and occupying the city. New Orleans, considered an international city and the largest city in the Confederacy, had fallen. The Union occupation of New Orleans was an event that had major international significance.
Source: CWSAC Battle Summaries