New Orleans Historical

A project by University of New Orleans and Tulane University

New Orleans Historical is a web and mobile platform for sharing stories & scholarship about New Orleans and the surrounding area. A project of the History Department of the University of New Orleans and the Communication Department of Tulane University, New Orleans Historical is a free app available on your Android or iPhone smart phone or tablet as well as on the web.

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At the intersection of Saint Charles Avenue and Howard Avenue stands a 12 foot tall statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee standing atop a column. The statue was the product of the Robert E. Lee…

On April 24, 1862, Union Flag Officer David Farragut successfully passed Forts Jackson and Saint Philip with a part of his naval squadron. His goal was to proceed to and take possession of New…

Following the US Civil War, many Confederate officials made their way to New Orleans to rebuild their lives. As government and military leaders reached old age, veterans organizations began to gather…