Map shows the Confederate fortifications at Fort Jackson under Gen. Duncan, Fort St. Philip and the Union fleet along the Mississippi River. This map, also shows the positions of Union ships under Farragut, who captured the strategic port of New Orleans, thereby providing the Federal army access to the Mississippi River.
Annotated in pencil on verso: Plan of Fort Jackson. [1862?]. From the Joseph R. Hawley papers in LC Manuscript Division. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.) 237 Includes explanatory note. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. LC copy 3 imperfect: Torn at upper edge.
Contributor:Hergesheimer, E. (Edwin) - Harris, J. S. - Gerdes, F. H. - Bache, A. D. (Alexander Dallas) - Hawley, Joseph R. (Joseph Roswell) - United States Coast Survey - Bowen & Co. - Hergesheimer, E.