Fort Fisher

Fort Fisher
Fort Fisher, NE Bastion. Frank Vizetelly (National Geographic)

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Porter Sums Up the Red River Campaign

APRIL 28TH, 1864:  Rear Admiral Porter summed up the results of "this fatal campaign" on the Red River which has "upset everything" to date:  "It has delayed 10,000 troops of General Sherman, on which he depended to open the State of Mississippi; it has drawn General Steele from Arkansas and already given the rebels a foothold in that country; it has forced me to withdraw many light-clad vessels from points om the Mississippi to protect this army...."

Porter is not a happy man.

Old B-R'er

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