Cruise of the U.S. Flag-Ship Hartford – From the Personal Journal of Wm. C. Holton

March 7th. Weighed anchor for the mouth of the Mississippi River; arrived in the evening, where we found the Pensacola and Brooklyn at Pass a l’Outre on the blockade. Our object in coining here was to go up the river, with the subsequent view of capturing New Orleans. Preparations were immediately made to cross the bar, a constantly shifting mud bank at the mouth of each pass of the Mississippi.

Cruise of the U.S. Flag-Ship Hartford–Wm. C. Holton

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