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The Civil War in Louisiana
P. G. T. Beauregard
Confederate Order of Secession
Convention of Seceding States
Louisiana Ordinance of Secession
Louisiana Purchase
Battle of New Orleans
Red River Campaign
January 8, 1811
January 10, 1811
Slaves under Charles Deslondes revolt. Louisiana
February 20, 1811 Louisiana becomes a state Louisiana
February 4, 1833 Louisiana legislature comdemns South Carolina in the Nullification Crisis Louisiana
  Nullification Crisis
June 3, 1850
June 12, 1850
Nashville Convention - 9 slave states hold a convention to determine their best course of action if the Compromise of 1850 passes. Louisiana
Arkansas
North Carolina
Florida
Texas
South Carolina
Mississippi
Georgia
Alabama
  Compromise of 1850
  Nashville Convention of 1850 [Resolutions]
  Nashville Convention of 1850
  Robert Barnwell Rhett
January 2, 1860 The Louisiana State Seminary of Higher Learning is established at Pineville. William Tecumseh Sherman is Superintendent. It later becomes LSU. Louisiana
  William Tecumseh Sherman
January 26, 1861 By a vote of 112 to 17, the Louisiana Secessionist Convention votes to secede from the Union Louisiana
  Confederate Order of Secession
  Louisiana Ordinance of Secession
January 30, 1861 Louisiana Secessionist Convention selects 6 delegates to represent the state at the Convention of Seceded States in Montgomery, AL Louisiana
  Convention of Seceding States
February 4, 1861 John Slidell and Judah Benjamin of Louisiana withdraw from the U. S. Senate Louisiana
March 1, 1861 P. G. T. Beauregard appointed Brigadier General [CS] Louisiana
  P. G. T. Beauregard
April 14, 1862 Federal fleet under Commadore David Farragut appears at the mouth of the Mississippi River.

Louisiana
  David Farragut
  Battle of New Orleans
April 18, 1862 Federal fleet begins a 5-day bombardment of Fort Jackson and Fort St. Philip Louisiana
  Battle of New Orleans
April 24, 1862 Early in the morning Commadore Farragut ships begin sailing up the Mississippi River past Fort Jackson and Fort St. Phillip. After half the fleet sails past the fort the Confederates discover the movement and open fire. All major federal ships make it past the forts. Louisiana
  David Farragut
  Battle of New Orleans
April 25, 1862 After a duel with Confederate ships at English Turn, Commadore Farragut's fleet weighs anchor at New Orleans and demands the surrender of the largest city and most important port in the South. By the time Farragut arrives the city was partially on fire. Louisiana
  David Farragut
  Battle of New Orleans
May 1, 1862 Infantry under Benjamin Butler [US] begin entering the city of New Orleans Louisiana
  Battle of New Orleans
  Benjamin Butler
May 15, 1862 Benjamin Butler issues Order Number 28, directing his troops to treat any woman who insults them as they would a woman "plying her advocation (a prostitute)." It was this order that led to his title, the Beast of New Orleans Louisiana
  Benjamin Butler
August 5, 1862 Battle of Baton Rouge

Major General John Breckinridge [CS] lost to Brigadier General Thomas Williams [US]
Louisiana
  John Breckinridge
October 1, 1862 Major General John Pemberton replaces Earl van Dorn at the head of the reorganized Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana Mississippi
Louisiana
November 8, 1862 Benjamin Butler [US] is relieved of duty in New Orleans because of his total disregard of the civilian population. Nathaniel Banks is chosen to replace him. Butler closes all breweries and distilleries to retaliate against civilians Louisiana
  Benjamin Butler
  Nathaniel Banks
February 14, 1863 Queen of the West runs aground on the Red River. It is abandoned. Louisiana
  Queen of the West
March 14, 1863 Admiral David Farragut pushes his command vessel, the Hartford and the Albatross past Port Hudson, but Confederate fire seriously damage three other vessels. Louisiana
  Second Vicksburg Campaign
  David Farragut
April 13, 1863 Federal forces engage Fort Bisland in Bayou Teche Louisiana
April 14, 1863 Battle of Centreville Louisiana
April 14, 1863 Union gunners destroy the Queen of the West Louisiana
  Queen of the West
April 16, 1863 Rear Admiral David Porter sent 12 vessels south on the Mississippi past Vicksburg. Although hit a number of times by Confederate gunners, the vessels suffered little damage. Mississippi
Louisiana
  David Porter
May 27, 1863
July 9, 1863
Siege of Port Hudson

After attempting to storm the walls of Port Hudson, Nathaniel Banks digs in for a siege.
Louisiana
  Nathaniel Banks
June 7, 1863 Battle of Milliken's Bend

Confederate forces attack the Union garrison driving federals to the banks of the Mississippi, where the gunboats Lexington and Choctaw turn back the advancing Rebels
Louisiana
  Second Vicksburg Campaign
  Nathaniel Banks
June 14, 1863 Nathaniel Banks orders a ground assault against Port Hudson but fails to breach the walls. Louisiana
  Nathaniel Banks
July 13, 1863 Battle of Donaldsonville Louisiana
November 12, 1863 In response to former Louisiana Congressman Benjamin Flanders, Lincoln states "...the act of secession is legally nothing and needs no repealing." Louisiana
  Abraham Lincoln
January 25, 1864 Confederates organize a government around General Henry W. Allen. Its capital is Shreveport. Louisiana
March 4, 1864 Republican Michael Hahn is inaugrated governor of Louisiana. Louisiana
  Republican Party
March 12, 1864 Nathaniel Banks [US] begins the Red River Campaign Louisiana
  Red River Campaign
  Nathaniel Banks
March 14, 1864 Banks captures Fort De Russy Louisiana
  Red River Campaign
  Nathaniel Banks
March 15, 1864 Moving men and vessels up the Red River, the Union Army arrives at Alexandria, LA Louisiana
  Red River Campaign
April 8, 1864
April 9, 1864
Battle of Sabine Crossroads
Battle of Mansfield

General Richard Taylor [CS] defeats General Nathaniel Banks [US], halting his advance to Shreveport
Louisiana
  Red River Campaign
  Nathaniel Banks
April 9, 1864 Battle of Pleasant Hill

Retreating from the loss at Sabine Crossroads, Nathaniel Banks [US] is slammed by Richard Taylor [CS] early in the afternoon. In spite of initial Confederate success, Banks managed to organize a counterattack that turned the tide in favor of the Yankees.
Louisiana
  Red River Campaign
  Nathaniel Banks
April 10, 1864 Nathaniel Banks and Frederick Steele begin to withdraw to Grand Ecore and Little Rock respectively. Kirby Smith [CS] arrives to take command of the Confederate forces, ordering Richard Taylor to withdraw to Mansfield, effectively ending the Red River Campaign Louisiana
  Red River Campaign
  Nathaniel Banks
April 13, 1864 Admiral David Porter arrives at Grand Ecore. Louisiana
  David Porter
  Red River Campaign
April 21, 1864 General Nathaniel Banks withdraws from Grand Ecore to Alexandria Louisiana
  Red River Campaign
  Nathaniel Banks
April 23, 1864 Battle of Monet's Ferry
Battle of Cane River Crossing

Nathaniel Banks retreating federal column is harassed by Confederates
Louisiana
  Red River Campaign
  Nathaniel Banks
April 26, 1864 Admiral David Porter's fleet is badly damaged in engagements with on-shore Confederates. The fleet had become trapped by low water following Porter's rescue of Nathaniel Banks at the end of the Red River Campaign Louisiana
  Red River Campaign
May 1, 1864 Federal troops return to Alexandria. Heavy skirmishing will continue for days. Louisiana
  Red River Campaign
September 5, 1864 Voters in Louisiana who had taken an oath of loyalty to the United States ratified a state constitution abolishing slavery Louisiana
April 2, 1866 The United States declares that a state of peace exists with Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia Alabama
Georgia
Mississippi
Tennessee
South Carolina
Virginia
Florida
North Carolina
Arkansas
Louisiana
February 6, 1867 Louisiana rejects the 14th Amendment Louisiana
  14th Amendment
June 25, 1868 Congress passes congressional representation for North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama and Louisiana over President Andrew Johnson's veto Alabama
Georgia
South Carolina
Florida
North Carolina
Louisiana
  Andrew Johnson
July 9, 1868 Louisiana ratifies the 14th Amendment Louisiana
  14th Amendment
December 1, 1876 After two weeks of public hearings the state "returning board" meets in secret session to decide the fate of votes in all counties. They disallow 13,211 votes for Tilden and 2,412 for Hayes. Louisiana
  Rutherford B. Hayes
January 8, 1877 Francis Nicholls, a Confederate general is inaugurated governor. Stephen B. Packard, a Republican, tried to claim victory. Louisiana
  Republican Party
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