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Mutiny at Fort Jackson: The Untold Story of the Fall of New Orleans

Michael D. Pierson

Abstract

New Orleans was the largest city—and one of the richest—in the Confederacy, protected in part by Fort Jackson, which was just sixty-five miles down the Mississippi River. On April 27, 1862, Confederate soldiers at Fort Jackson rose up in mutiny against their commanding officers. New Orleans fell to Union forces soon thereafter. Although the Fort Jackson mutiny marked a critical turning point in the Union's campaign to regain control of this vital Confederate financial and industrial center, it has received surprisingly little attention from historians. This book examines newly uncovered archiv ... More

Keywords: New Orleans, Confederacy, Fort Jackson, mutiny, immigrant populations, urban working class, Unionists, Confederate states

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780807832288
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9780807887028_pierson

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael D. Pierson, author