Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Grand Gulf” in chapter 28 of Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War.:
...ch opinion the naval commanding officer concurred.
Grant had too few men with him to run the risk of losing any of them, and there was no particular advantage to be gained by landing immediately at Grand Gulf , as was afterwards proven.
The military historian whom we have quoted has not stated the case truthfully, but his statements are in keeping with those of many other writers who seem to fear that ...
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