Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Louisiana” in chapter 142, page 545 of Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 8.:
...y line of Arkansas and Texas.
At the head of steamboat navigation on the Red River, in the midst of the largest and richest cotton district in the trans-Mississippi department, the rebel capital of Louisiana , the headquarters of Kirby Smith, and the depot of supplies for the rebel army, Shreveport is as important to this department as Chattanooga or Richmond.
If purely military considerations had contr...
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