Fort Jackson

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“Bombardment of Forts Jackson and St. Philip- the United States squadron, under Farragut, engaging the Confederate forts and fleet on its way to New Orleans, April 24th, 1862. The enemy’s losses: In addition to the loss of their forts- Jackson, St. Philip, Pike, Chalmette, etc.- eighteen of their gunboats were destroyed, three iron rams, several floating batteries, booms, torpedoes, etc. The famous Hollins’s ram Manassas was riddled, and, floating down a disabled wreck, it was destroyed by Porter’s mortar fleet."— Frank Leslie, 1896


Frank Leslie Famous Leaders and Battle Scenes of the Civil War (New York, NY: Mrs. Frank Leslie, 1896)


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