Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Yazoo Pass” in chapter 26 of Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War.:
...current drove the steamers against the trees and injured them so much that this plan had to be abandoned.
Then some one proposed to cut away the levee at a place called Delta near Helena and open Yazoo Pass .
This used to be the main way to Yazoo City and to the Tallahatchie and Yallabusha Rivers, before the Southern railroad was built, and it had been closed up to reclaim some millions of acres of lan...
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