Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Steele's Bayou” in chapter 27 of Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War.:

...the gun-boats. The negroes stated that they had been employed in working on the fortifications at Vicksburg, Haines' Bluff. etc., and the fact that they had been employed to cut down the trees on Steele's Bayou , thereby to hem in the gun-boats, was a good reason for taking them away. The last and best reason was that the undeniable right of freedom was theirs, and it was the duty of every Christian office...
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Steele's Bayou (Mississippi, United States) 136 18 2 0 0 user votes

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