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The night the war was lost

Author: Charles L Dufour; 2 Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State University. Libraries)
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [1994], ©1990.
Series: A Bison book
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Describes how Flag Officer Farragut on April 24, 1862, took his Union gunboats up the Mississippi, captured New Orleans, and shut off much of the Confederacy's supplies from abroad and from the west.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles L Dufour; 2 Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State University. Libraries)
ISBN: 0803265999 9780803265998
OCLC Number: 29548908
Notes: "A Bison book."
Description: 427 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Contents: Louisiana leaves the Union --
New Orleans girds for war --
The guns of Sumter --
Apathy mans the ramparts --
The blockade begins to pinch --
Alias the "Turtle" --
Enter General Lovell --
The Tifts build a warship --
New Orleans awaits invasion --
The ambitious Lieutenant Porter --
A plan : but whose? --
Outfitting the fleet --
New Orleans becomes jittery --
Farragut enters the river --
If there had been radio --
The "Bummers" open up --
The hour of decision --
Farragut runs the gantlet --
Panic in the streets --
By the power of brutal force --
The end of Confederate New Orleans.
Series Title: A Bison book
Responsibility: Charles L. Dufour.
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Contends that with the fall of the critical city of New Orleans in spring 1862, the South lost the Civil War, although fighting would continue for three more years. This book portrays terrified  Read more...

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