CWT Presents Mark F. Bielski - A Mortal Blow to the Confederacy: The Fall of New Orleans, 1862

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Wednesday, April 28, 2021, at 8:30pm EDT
CivilWarTalk Presents:
Mark F. Bielski
author of
A Mortal Blow to the Confederacy:
The Fall of New Orleans, 1862

In a Free Live Video Presentation

Abraham Lincoln knew if the Union could cut off shipping to and from New Orleans, the largest exporting port in the world, and control the Mississippi River, it would be a mortal blow to the Confederate economy. Union military leaders devised a secret plan to attack the city from the Gulf of Mexico with a formidable naval flotilla under one commander, David G. Farragut, a native New Orleanian.

Jefferson Davis also understood the city’s importance—but he and his military leaders remained steadfastly undecided about where the threat to the city lay, sending troops to Tennessee rather than addressing the Union forces amassing in the Gulf. In the city, Confederate General Mansfield Lovell, a new commander, was thrust into the middle and poised to become a scapegoat. He was hamstrung by conflicting orders from Richmond and lacked both proper seagoing reconnaissance and the unity of command.

In the spring of 1862, when a furious naval battle began downriver from the city at Forts Jackson and St. Philip, the joyous celebrations of Mardi Gras turned into the Easter season of dread as the sound of the distant bombardment reached New Orleans, portending an ominous outcome.

History has not devoted a great deal of attention to the fall of New Orleans, a Civil War drama that was an early harbinger of the dark days to come for the Confederacy. In A Mortal Blow to the Confederacy: The Fall of New Orleans, 1862, historian Mark F. Bielski tells of the leaders and men who fought for control of New Orleans, the largest city in the South, the key to the Mississippi, and the commercial gateway for the Confederacy.

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Mark F. Bielski is an historian and author and the director at Stephen Ambrose Historical Tours. He also hosts the podcast, "History with Mark Bielski" where he and his guests, experts in their field, delve into the characters, backstories, and intrigues that drove events throughout history. Mr. Bielski received his Ph.D. in History at the University of Birmingham in England. He lives in New Orleans, where he enjoys the city’s historical, cultural, and culinary riches on a daily basis. His first book, Sons of the White Eagle in the American Civil War: Divided Poles in a Divided Nation, describes the fascinating story of nine transplanted Poles who participated in the American Civil War. In this presentation, Mr. Bielski will discuss his new book, A Mortal Blow to the Confederacy: The Fall of New Orleans, 1862, which will be released from Savas Beatie in May 2021.

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Ok everyone Its time to register to reserve your seat! Join us on Wednesday April 28 when Mark Bielski will discuss his brand new book, A Mortal Blow to the Confederacy: The Fall of New Orleans, 1862, scheduled for release by Savas Beatie in May 2021.
 
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Time for everyone to register and plan to join us tonight at 8:30 pm when we feature a brand new book that is due out in May from Savas Beatie. It's so exciting when we get to be among the first to hear about new books! Don't miss it! REGISTER now.
 

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Time for everyone to register and plan to join us tonight at 8:30 pm when we feature a brand new book that is due out in May from Savas Beatie. It's so exciting when we get to be among the first to hear about new books! Don't miss it! REGISTER now.
Very much looking forward to tonight's presentation. My recollection is that book was originally scheduled for an earlier release and I sure have been waiting on it. To the best of my knowledge, not a lot has been written about the fall of New Orleans other than the measures implemented afterwards by The Beast.
 

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