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Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 1. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book IV:—the first autumn. (search)
the navigation of the river, and from occupying the positions of Bird's Point which command the tongue of land upon which Cairo stands. Gener railway, and sometimes in the neighborhood of Cape Girardeau or Bird's Point. At the same time considerable forces were assembling in East Tarly four thousand men, intended for the occupation of Cairo and Bird's Point—a reinforcement amply sufficient, and which he besides took careh occupied Cairo, Paducah, and the two points adjacent to Bird's Point, in Missouri, and Fort Holt, in Kentucky, did not number less than tweRolla4,700 men At Benton3,059 men At Cape Girardeau650 men At Bird's Point and Norfolk3,510 men At Cairo4,826 men At Fort Holt3,595 men his special charge. He occupied Cape Girardeau, Commerce, and Bird's Point, on the right bank of the Mississippi. His base of operations w demonstrations were made upon both sides of the river, one from Bird's Point and the other from Fort Holt, but they were undertaken by such s