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:
... river, under orders from Major-General Van Dorn, commanding the district, to move upon Baton Rouge.
The division had suffered severely from exposure and sickness at Vicksburg in June and July, and Breckinridge now found himself with less than 3,000 effective men. During the march he learned that the force of the enemy was not less than 4,500 men, and that the fighting ground around the town was commanded b...
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