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C^P) April28-May 17: After thestirTrndH,<>l' j, v NWOrleansjarraguis fleet cflirtinu« ~

northward, briefly occupying Natchez ^

f^) May 18: Reaching Vicksburs, ' v demands thediy'ssttrraKki. Replica refused by Confederale mjlilaiy governor

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June 28: Federal flee; passesrhe ^^ Vicksbargbateriaiseemapfigbtl c o®c <¿'0

(5) Juiyl: Farragin's fleet meets with IVestm: Flotilla ifhidi his sailed sotiLhfrom . Memphis-

(Y) July 15: CSXAAnuai, commanded by Isaac Newton Brown, aiiacJa the Union fleet crippling L1S.S. Qtmmitte

7) Julyl5:.4rtaa!Silffeis#asWlicsaiid severe damage bin reaches safeLy tinder .. Vicksburg batteries

July 24: Combined Union fleet's atjandpn attempts to capture Vicksburg and »r-south toward New Orleans

The Union mortar flotilla was commanded by Farragut's adoptive brother, David D. Forter. For six days forts Jackson and St. Fhilip were bombarded by the 20 mortar schooners, each of which mounted one heavy 13-inch mortar and two or more long 32-pounders (above).

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. -¿fewa M; tfyp .surrm der of NsuROrfeans, (above). The -hfflyorRefused io^lowef'ihe Coi$f&iertit£ flag- and this action was per forme d-by tw.o Union officers in the face and boitile Crowds 6f'4he'hity-s inhabitants.

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// —M'ltmrf^&r-zo-gutls fleet stedited northward jj / in an attempt to bypass the citfis formidable ¡jy batteries. By 4am the Confederates were^alerted to Farragut's intentions and the batteries opened fire. By 6am the entire fleet, with the exception of three vessels, had run the gauntlet. The action was important in that it revealed how a flotilla could escape serious damage while passing land batteries, but it had also become clear that Vicksburg could not be captured by a fleet unaided by land-based troops. Federal casualties numbered 45.

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