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Yankees capture the stronghold of the Mississippi River...
Item # 651995
April 28, 1862
NEW YORK HERALD, April 28, 1862
* Capture of New Orleans, Louisiana w/ map
A terrific issue on the strategic capture of New Orleans by the Union forces, thus giving the northern troops control of the Mississippi River.
The ftpg. has a very large map of the vicinity headed: "CAPTURE OF NEW ORLEANS" "Brilliant Achievement of the Union Military &U Naval Forces". Among the first column heads are: "NEW ORLEANS TAKEN" "Splendid Victory of the Union Forces in the Southwest" "All the Forts on the Lower Mississippi Captured" "Tremendous Destruction of Property in New Orleans" "The Probable Capture of the Iron Clad Boat Louisiana" "The City Before Its Fall" and more. Some related reporting inside.
Eight pages, scattered foxing throughout, good condition.