Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Breckinridge” in chapter 7, page 66 of John Dimitry , A. M., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 10.1, Louisiana:
...cksburg was one protesting point; Baton Rouge added, a long gap would be made in the line of armed occupation.
It was General Breckinridge's special hope to create this gap.
On August 14, 1862, Breckinridge 's division had come as far as the Comite river, under orders from Major-General Van Dorn, commanding the district, to move upon Baton Rouge.
The division had suffered severely from exposure and sic...
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