considerable force on his front, under General Richard Taylor, one of the most active of the trans-M but the time consumed in the struggle enabled Taylor to abandon Fort Bisland and escape.
Taylor buTaylor burned several steamboats at Franklin and fled toward Opelousas, destroying the
Richard Taylor. briun-boat, were destroyed.
Emory came up with Taylor at Vermilion Bayou on the 17th.
The latter waetachments of cavalry and artillery, leading.
Taylor retreated before these to Fort De Russy.
It contained an order from the Governor for Taylor to retreat slowly to Alexandria, and, if pressks's army from the vicinity of, Brashear City, Taylor had intended to attack that post. Admiral Portwn.
Weitzel was pressed forward in pursuit of Taylor nearly to Grande Ecore, beyond Natchitoches, w Mississippi, for it was many weeks before General Taylor was able to organize a respectable force o Port Hudson, and the possible force General.
Taylor might gather, declined.
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