Thursday, July 15, 2021

There Was a Mutiny by Confederate Troops at Fort Jackson and a Later One by Union Troops-- Part 1

In an earlier post I wrote that Fort Jackson surrendered after Farragut's fleet had bombarded it and then run past  it.  But the eventual surrender of the fort (and sister Fort St. Philip across the river) did not happen because of Union siege or bombardment, but because a mutiny occurred among the Confederate defenders.

And, this was not the only mutiny that occurred at Fort Jackson during the Civil War

On December 9, 1863, a mutiny occurred with black troops from the  Fourth Regiment of  Corp d'Afrique.

So, what was it about Fort Jackson that caused mutinies?

--Old B-Runner

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