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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Friday, April 25th, 1862

To day the Steamer Ruthven arrived from Galveston, with most of the old Liberty Guards, who were on yesterday regularly mustered out of the service of the Confederate States. No business doing. Boys at work on the fence. Charley working in the corn. weather cloudy & warm with strong prospects of rain.

1 comment:

benotforgot said...

25 April 1862. Farragut's forces seize the city of New Orleans, Louisiana, which has been left defenseless after Confederate General Mansfield Lovell and his 4000 troops withdraw. There is little resistance to the Union takeover by the civilian populations, and 4 days later, on 29 April, New Orleans is formally surrendered to Federal forces.