CIVIL WAR, Louisiana
Evening Delta ... Published at 1 p.m. ... Fallen But Not Disgraced
New Orleans: Tuesday, April 29, 1862. Broadsheet. (16 1/2 x 11 inches). 2pp., printed in four columns.
A rare issue of this New Orleans newspaper, announcing the fall of the city to Union forces.
Published the day the Louisiana State flag was removed from City Hall and the day prior to the city's occupation by 5,000 Union troops under Major General Benjamin Butler, much of the front page of this "Confederate" issue is devoted to an editorial with the headline "Fallen But Not Disgraced," beginning: "Let us not be humiliated. New Orleans has borne herself in this great struggle as became the renown of her people." The capture of New Orleans, the largest Confederate city and a key to the Union Anaconda Plan, would prove to be a turning point in the Civil War. Although publication of this newspaper would continue through the Civil War, this issue would prove to be the final "Confederate," i.e. pre-occupation, issue. Shortly following the occupation, Butler would oust the editors and assume control of the paper as a Federal publication.