Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Tensas River” in chapter 26 of Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War.:
...avy guns opposite the mouth of the canal, and prevented any work upon it.
General Grant now hit upon a new expedient — which was to deepen Lake Providence.
This Lake communicated with the Tensas River (a deep stream), and the Tensas emptied into the Washita, and this latter into the Red River — thus forming a beautiful system of inland navigation which if properly opened and intelligently di...
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