truth of the whole report.
Banks blames General Franklin for not reaching Alexandria sooner, but tlin on the 12th of March.
Banks informed General Franklin that he had promised to meet the Admiral and pontoon train on the 26th and 27th.
Thus Franklin marched at the rate of sixteen miles a day over — yet General Banks undertakes to say that Franklin received orders to march on the 7th, and dela to the expedition was intrusted to Major-General W. B. Franklin.
The main body of his command, conme on Berwick's Bay, between Berwick City and Franklin, on the Bayou Teche, directly on the line of a on the 17th.
But, for causes stated by General Franklin, their march was delayed until the 13th, ime the advance, under General A. L Lee, left Franklin, the whole column following soon after and arrters there on the 24th, the forces under General Franklin arriving on the 25th and 26th of March; bt.
He says eight days may be set down to General Franklin for his tardy movements, and the rest of [1 more...]