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, well up the Atchafalaya, and Fort Bisland, at Pattersonville, on the Teche, were intended to bar ingress by our gunboats from Red river or by our land forces from New Orleans.
Fort Bisland was flanked by Grand Lake on the right, and by impassable swamps on the left; a Rebel force, estimated [too high] by Gen. Banks at over 12,000 men, held these strong works and the adjacent country; while to hold New Orleans securely, with its many protecting forts and approaches, Key West, Pensacola, Ship Island, &c., with all Texas backing the zealous and active Rebel partisans in Louisiana, who were promptly apprised by their spies of any weak spot in our defenses — to say nothing of the danger of hostile attacks from the side of Alabama and Mississippi--required the larger part of his corps; so that Banks found his disposable force reduced by inevitable details to less than 14,000 men; while the Rebel array in and around Port Hudson was reported by his spies at 18,000; rendering a siege withou
enjamin F., 73; expedition of, against New Orleans, 81 to 106; raises volunteers in New England, 81; expedition of, at Ship Island, 82-3; narrow escape of, from shipwreck, 83; arrives at the mouth of the Mississippi, 85; occupies New Orleans, 97; adf, 142 to 147.
Farnsworth, Gen., killed at Gettysburg, 388.
Farragut, Admiral D. G., bombards vicksburg, 578; at Ship Island, 83; at months of the Mississippi, 84-85; 86; his attack on and passage of defenses below New Orleans, 88 to 94; his f.
Pettigrew, Brig.-Gen., wounded at Gettysburg, 389; killed at Falling Waters, 393.
Phelps, Gen. J. W., occupies Ship Island, 81; issues proclamation in regard to Slavery, 82; on negro soldiership, 517.
Philadelphia, East Tenn., fight at, 4wn, 115; joins McDowell at Fredericksburg, 136; ordered back to the Valley, 1:;36; fails to intercept Jackson, 137.
Ship Island, occupied by Gen. Phelps, 82.
Shreveport, La., held by 25,000 men under Price, 538.
Sibley, Gen., his Indian cam