Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Shreveport” in chapter 137, page 520 of Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 8.:
...n I got up here, and was preparing for an immediate march.
As the river was rising very slowly, I would not risk the larger vessels by taking them higher up, but started on the seventh of April for Shreveport , with the Cricket, Fort Hindman, Lexington, Osage, Neosho, and Chillicothe, with the hope of getting the rest of the vessels along when the usual rise came.
Twenty transports were sent along, fille...
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