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John Monroe to Jefferson Davis telegrams

Identifier: LaRC-M-1109
Scope and Contents

Telegrams from New Orleans Mayor John T. Monroe, and his deputy, Ducote Daponte, to Confederate President Jefferson Davis concerning Admiral Farragut's demands in the surrender of New Orleans. Dispatched in "play by play" fashion, they describe the progress of the Federal forces, the action taken against them, the attitude of the people of New Orleans and, finally, the terms demanded by Farragut.

Dates: 1862