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Broadside Defending General Mansfield Lovell's Actions During the.

American Civil War; Battle of New Orleans

Publication Date: 1862
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[Civil War, Battle of New Orleans]. [Broadside Defending General Mansfield Lovell's Actions During the Defense of New Orleans]. N.p., [May 1862?]. 12-1/4" x 8 1/8" broadside printed in three columns on one side. No caption title. Three horizontal folds. Good paper, somewhat toned, negligible edgewear. A well-preserved copy. $1,250. * The text begins "In the Richmond 'Enquirer,' of the 24th and 26th instants, appear two long and carefully prepared articles, the chief aims of which are to defend the people of New Orleans from the charge, which it is asserted was made by Gen. Lovell, that the abandonment of their city was made at the urgent solicitation both of citizens and authorities, and to attack that officer for pursuing the course which he is alleged to have done in misrepresenting to the public the real causes for the evacuation." The articles referred to appeared on April 24 and 26, 1862. The Battle of New Orleans commenced on April 18, 1862 after a series of preliminary battles on the Mississippi that began on March 18. Having been abandoned by Confederate forces, the city fell on April 25 and was formally occupied by Union troops on May 1. Lovell [1822-1884] directed the defenses of New Orleans. However, as the New York Times noted in his obituary, "having bragged about New Orleans' defenses, he unwittingly provided the information the Union needed to drive the Confederacy out of New Orleans (June 2, 1884). He was relieved of command for having lost New Orleans. Although a court of inquiry found him innocent of charges of incompetence, he was not given any assignments for the rest of the war. This appears to be a broadside, but it is possible that this is a leaf from a newspaper. Bookseller Inventory # 51590

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Title: Broadside Defending General Mansfield ...

Publication Date: 1862

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