Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Confederate Defenses on the Red River
JANUARY 15, 1864: Major Gen. Taylor, CSA, wrote Brig. Gen. William R. Boggs: "At all events, we should be prepared as far as possible, and I trust the remaining 9-inch and the carriages for the two 32-Dahlgrens will soon reach me. For the 9-inch and 32-pound rifle now in position at Fort De Russy, there were sent down only 50 rounds of shot and shell; more should be sent at once. The Missouri, I supppose, will come down on the first rise."