Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Shreveport” in chapter 142, page 545 of Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 8.:
.... General Smith occupied Alexandria, the parish-town of Rapides, situated on the Red River, and one of the most beautiful towns in the State.
Alexandria was thus made the base of operations against Shreveport , and General Banks, proceeding thence in person, assumed command of the army.
After concentrating at Alexandria, the army marched to Natchitoches, an old Indian and French settlement on the banks...
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