Friday, January 14, 2011

Five things to know about the Port of New Orleans - Civil War

With the blockade of Confederate ports during the Civil War, immigration through New Orleans was halted and never regained its momentum due to the rapid expansion of railroads that made travel from Eastern ports more appealing. Also at this point, more and more shipping companies were turning to the larger steamships that couldn’t reliably get into the port of New Orleans because of sand bars that often blocked the port.

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