Benjamin Butler http://wkyufm.org en Historians Remember the Civil War's Battle of New Orleans http://wkyufm.org/post/historians-remember-civil-wars-battle-new-orleans <p>In April of 1862, both the Union and Confederate leadership considered New Orleans to be an important strategic location. The battle that took place there involved chains in the river and a Mayor who refused to surrender, even after Union forces had won the battle. WKU Military Historian Jack Thacker and Glenn LaFantasie of the WKU Institute for Civil War Studies talk with WKU Public Radio in the latest of our ongoing series of reports marking the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. Mon, 30 Apr 2012 10:04:00 +0000 Dan Modlin 11413 at http://wkyufm.org Historians Remember the Civil War's Battle of New Orleans