Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Shreveport” in chapter 13, page 130 of John Dimitry , A. M., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 10.1, Louisiana:
...campaign in Louisiana, there were chances with odds for his success.
Gen. A. J. Smith, he says loftily, with a column of 10,000 men is with us. Our troops occupy Natchitoches, and we hope to be in Shreveport by the 10th of April.
I do not fear concentration of the enemy at that point.
My fear is that they may not be willing to meet us there.
I shall pursue the enemy into the interior of Texas for t...
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