Farragut's fleet passing the forts below New Orleans

Mauritz Frederik De HaasBetween 1863 and 1867

The Historic New Orleans Collection

The Historic New Orleans Collection
New Orleans, United States

Night battle scene showing Union naval ships and various other vessels on the Mississippi River between Forts Jackson and St. Philip in the early morning hours of April 24, 1862. A Confederate ironclad, CSS Manassas, appears to be pushing a fire raft into a Union ship at left, possibly the flagship USS Hartford. The sky is filled with flares and ammunition bursts. Some cannon balls can be seen hitting the water's surface.


  • Title: Farragut's fleet passing the forts below New Orleans
  • Creator: Mauritz Frederik De Haas
  • Creator Lifespan: 1832-1895
  • Date Created: Between 1863 and 1867
  • Physical Dimensions: 58 7/16" x 105 1/8"
  • Type: oil paintings (visual works)
  • Rights: Physical rights are retained by The Historic New Orleans Collection. Copyright is retained in accordance with U. S. copyright laws.
  • Medium: oil paint (paint); canvas
  • Art Form: Paintings
  • Support: oil painting (technique)
  • Depicted Location: Fort Jackson (La.), Fort Saint Philip (La.)
  • Depicted Person: Farragut, David Glasgow, 1801-1870
  • Depicted Topic: Naval battles, Civil War (United States), Night, Sailing ships, Ironclads
  • Credit Line: The Historic New Orleans Collection
  • Accession Number: 1974.8

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