Answers to Trivia from the Archives

April 2011

Q. In April, 1862, what two forts did the Union naval flotilla under Admiral Farragut have to bypass in order to occupy New Orleans?

A. Fort Jackson and Fort St. Phillip (April 24)


Q. In April, 1864, this son of a former U.S. President defeated Union forces at the Battle of Mansfield (Sabine Crossroads), turning back Nathaniel Banks' Red River campaign.

A. Gen. Richard Taylor, son of Zachary Taylor.

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