Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Shreveport” in chapter 11, page 115 of John Dimitry , A. M., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 10.1, Louisiana:
...e rise of the Mississippi, Red, and Atchafalaya rivers an added proof that he could send his gunboats and transports into the very heart of western Louisiana.
On his side, Kirby Smith, writing from Shreveport on July 12th, had ex-pressed his satisfaction with Taylor's operations up to that date.
Smith rather took the sugar-coating from his praise, adding that Taylor's only course was to proceed with his...
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