- Title Pages
- The Lake’s Own Folk Song
- The Lake’s Own Poem
- 1. Formation and Geology of the Pontchartrain Basin
- 2. Pre-European History
- 3. Initial European Exploration
- 4. European Colonization, Occupation, and Conflict
- 5. Louisiana Statehood
- 6. Civil War
- 7. Post-War Development
- 8. The Twentieth Century
- 9. Loss of Natural Habitats and Biodiversity
- 10. Water Quality Degradation
- 11. Environmental Recovery and Restoration
- 12. Physical Description
- 13. Water Chemistry
- 14. Biota of the Pontchartrain Basin
- 15. The Estuarine Communities
- 16. The Marsh Communities
- 17. Estuarine Food Webs
- 18. The Palustrine Communities
- 19. The Riverine and Lacustrine Communities
- 20. The Terrestrial Communities
- Postscript: Success?
- References Cited
- General Index
- Taxonomic Index
. Civil War
. Civil War
- (p.62) 6. Civil War
- The Lakes of Pontchartrain
Robert W. Hastings
- University Press of Mississippi
This chapter discusses events involving the Pontchartrain basin during the Civil War. Lake Pontchartrain and New Orleans were controlled by Union forces for most of the war. The most significant military presence on Lake Pontchartrain was provided by the Union gunboat New London, under the command of Captain Abner Read. One of the most significant historical events in Lake Pontchartrain was the testing of some of the first submarines.
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