Occupy New Orleans! Voices from the Civil War
New Orleans, the largest and most prosperous city in the antebellum Deep South, spent the Civil War in fetters.
Occupied by Union troops in late April 1862, the city emerged from the conflict with its infrastructure intact but its psyche fractured. Occupy New Orleans! Voices from the Civil War tapped the experiences of ordinary men and women—Northerners and Southerners alike—to tell the story of the war years. Exhibition visitors discovered that these 19th-century voices sound remarkably modern, for debates over the meaning and cost of occupation continue to this day.
October 1, 2013–March 9, 2014
533 Royal Street
Gallery hours: Tuesday–Saturday, 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Sunday, 10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Admission is free.