-waters of the Yazoo River.
Early in February the gunboats Indianola and Queen of the West ran the batteries of Vicksburg.
The latter was afterward crippled in Red River, and was captured by the rebels; and the Indianola was butted and sunk about forty miles below Vicksburg.
We heard the booming of the guns, but did not know of is canal will be most useful as the way to convey coals and supplies to a fleet that should navigate the lower reach of the Mississippi between Vicksburg and the Red River.
Seventh. The chief reason for operating solely by water was the season of the year and high water in the Tallahatchie and Yalabusha Rivers.
The spring is nold even bother our minds with the idea of restoring civil order — viz., one near Meridian, in November, and one near Shreveport, in February and March next, when Red River is navigable by our gunboats.
When these are done, then, and not until then, will the planters of Louisiana, Arkansas, and Mississippi, submit.
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