Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Milliken's Bend” in chapter 1 of Matthew Arnold, Civilization in the United States: First and Last Impressions of America.:
...ing his plan.
His plan was to traverse the peninsula where he lay encamped, then to cross the Mississippi, and thus to be able to attack Vicksburg from the south and east.
Above Young's Point, at Milliken's Bend , begins a series of bayous, forming, as it were, the chord of an immense bend of the Mississippi, and falling into the river some fifty miles below Vicksburg.
Behind the levees bordering these bayo...
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