Statistics for occurrence #1 of “General Williams” in chapter 26 of Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War.:

...f the Mississippi into this cut and make the river take a new direction, by which the city would have been left out in the cold; but the plan did not work as it had done in many other cases, and when General Williams departed he left only a dry ditch. General Grant being anxious to get transports past Vicksburg, determined to try the ditch again, and had dredges brought down to work on it. It was hoped that w...

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