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Island No.10, capture of

Battle Name : Island No.10, capture of

Date(s) : 04 April 1862 - 08 April 1862

Part of : American Civil War , Western Theatre, 1862 , Mississippi River Campaigns 1862 ,

Outcome : A victory for American Union Forces over American Confederate Forces

Type of battle : Land, Sea


An island fortress in the Mississippi blocking all Union progress down river, it was taken when Union gunboats under Foote surrounded the island on three sides, and Pope's Army of the Mississippi with makeshift barges sealed the fourth. The 7,000 strong Confederate garrison surrendered.