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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 22: the siege of Vicksburg. (search)
were mostly disloyal. The country in which Banks proposed to operate is a remarkable one. It ihe, when the enterprise was abandoned, and General Banks concentrated his forces (about twelve thoutheir anchorage near Prophet's Island, and General Banks, whose force was too light to attempt the urning the bridges behind him; and on the 20th Banks entered Opelousas in triumph, and sent cavalrydson, on the 2d of May. On the 22d of April Banks moved on from Opelousas toward Alexandria, Gen6th of May, and on that evening the advance of Banks's column, under General Dwight, entered the toats and eight transports destroyed. At Opelousas Banks issued an order (May 1st, 1868) announcined forces in the capture of the former place. Banks was preparing for these movements, when, on thRiver, which resulted so gloriously. He asked Banks to join him in this new movement against Vicksnd five hundred men. Here we will leave General Banks for a while, and follow General Grant in h[15 more...]
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 23: siege and capture of Vicksburg and Port Hudson. (search)
ued, 636. surrender of the post and garrison Banks's loss, and his spoils won the Mississippi Rit Bayou Sara, above him, and that the whole of Banks's force at Baton Rouge was on his front. Johnhe then informed him that General Taylor (whom Banks, as we have seen, See page 600. had, drivenobserve what those events were. We left General Banks investing Port Hudson, or Hickey's Landing sweep down in the rear of Grant and fall upon Banks at. any moment. There was peril before and Kennedy, of the First Alabama), that. one of Banks's heavy guns had been named by the besieged, an o'clock in the morning the struggle ceased. Banks had lost in this assault about seven hundred mation of terms for surrendering the position. Banks assured Gardner that he had an official dispatnal troops took possession of the post. General Banks deputed General George L Andrews to receivut three thousand, and that of Gardner about Banks's Headquarters, Port Hudson. eight hundred. [19 more...]