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er the department command of Gen. Braxton Bragg. On August 20th Maj.-Gen. Richard Taylor, already distinguished in the Virginia campaigns, was ordered to the command of the district of West Louisiana. Taylor was an unknown quantity for Butler. Banks was to learn him thoroughly, and to his painful cost before another year. Another Arminius, Taylor loved to fight on his State's soil against his State's foes. This territory of western Louisiana was destined to become a Belgium for both forco to keep them company. He had begun by pinning his fate to the fleet; but it was to the fleet commanded by Farragut, which he had seen from a gunboat victoriously passing the fire of the forts. In Farragut's fleet he continued to believe until Banks superseded him on the 8th of November, 1862. It is useless to follow his troops in their marauding expeditions which penetrated into the interior of the State within easy distance of New Orleans. The history of the war in Louisiana is full of s
rder No. 28. On December 17, 1862, Maj.-Gen. Nathaniel P. Banks formally assumed command of the depthe populace, was to refuse him her degree. Banks did not permit his army leisure for rest. Was,000 or 15,000 men. Being a civilian soldier, Banks wore rose-colored glasses. He already was hopsolidated with the fleet. At this early stage Banks was clearly a convert to the power of floating batteries. About the time that Banks was sailing from New York to New Orleans there had been con over the battlefields of the Confederacy. Banks had left New York with 20,000 men. In New Orleabout 400 men, with four pieces of artillery. Banks, in his effort to make easy his Red river routapture of the Butte was an inviting object. Banks had ordered Grover, commanding at Baton Rouge umn, the more he enjoyed the shock of battle. Banks had been building up rainbows during March, 18ria to destroy the salt works near that town. Banks was crossing on the 9th, 10th and 11th. The t[6 more...]
it both slow and cautious. On May 4, 1863, Banks and his army moved from Opelousas toward Alexandria. Banks, on the road to Alexandria, was anxious to make sure of Farragut's fleet. He inquireportance with relation to the army's advance. Banks, in regard to his Red river campaign, had himsolumn. In consequence of this change of mind, Banks resolved to forego his cherished expedition ag be postponed until 1864. Well it was for General Banks that the future does not lift up its mysti valorously under its folds. In the meantime, Banks had come down to the lower Mississippi, with adered invaluable service. Just from balking Banks in 1863, Taylor was for strengthening the Red e captured, the Lafourche country overrun, and Banks' communication with New Orleans cut off. At Become Belgium! Early in September, 1863, General Banks sent an expedition against Sabine Pass, Te a Texas battery. Determined to do something, Banks transferred the troops of the expedition mainl[3 more...]
t, first, to alarm Butler; and next, to render Banks nervous about his defenses. Later, two armiesuld test both them and the men behind them. Banks was always active in pushing forward the claimer the batteries of Port Hudson? On March 7th Banks, in pursuance of an agreement with the rearad-t of the issue. Farragut believed in himself, Banks believed in Farragut. Thus, on March 14th, thad. Nothing came either of that battery or of Banks' diversion. The battle clock was clearly at f. An error had crept in between 8 p. m., when Banks thought that the batteries were to be passed tides, was actually rushing past. At that hour Banks was out on the Bayou Sara road, idly reconnoitr armor invincible. One result was assured to Banks. What had been done before Port Hudson was inanks a favor, he had equally a favor to ask of Banks. Can you aid me, and send me troops after thely without illusions. He felt assured that if Banks meant to overrun Louisiana it was within his p[7 more...]
urg was hurling shells upon her besiegers, Port Hudson had offered a long and brave resistance to hers. On May 27th, General Banks, strong in the presence of Farragut's fleet, and resting upon Grant's promises, threw his infantry forward within a mnemy's line was hurled against the Confederate left. The repulse of the assault upon the left was decisive for that day. Banks, still confiding in his fleet and still leaning upon Grant, continued to invest the works. On June 13th he demanded thined altogether to consider the demand. On the next day, an hour before daylight, the curtain was lifted a little over Banks' plans. About daylight the fleet in the river and the land batteries, erected by the enemy within three hundred feet froStonewall Jackson inspire victory?—John Dimitry, Belford's magazine, September, 1863. The surrender of Port Hudson to General Banks (with the fleet) on July 9th, followed, as has been seen, the surrender of Vicksburg to General Grant on July 4, 1863
d river threatened Porter Ascends the river Banks marches toward Shreveport fall of Fort De Rus63-64 was without stirring events in Louisiana Banks was taking breath and stock in New Orleans. Ted both camps to a fever of expectation. With Banks, the result was that he began to open his forcnistration of affairs, civil and military, General Banks had shown some substantial result in civicby the way, to this loan of Smith's division. Banks had agreed to return the men to Sherman withinKirby Smith was at Shreveport, looking out for Banks' army. He was sure of checking, in due time, was preparing, under the auspices of Grant and Banks, up the Red river valley. He had not been igng from Arkansas (Steele) and from New Orleans (Banks). As showing the peculiar importance of Shr All the infantry, not with Taylor, opposed to Banks, was directed to Shreveport. General Price, wfrom Vicksburg his division of veterans, while Banks was to march up through that Teche country whi[9 more...]
nfantry, 3,000 mounted men and 500 artillery. Banks' force was estimated at 25,000 men, full. Theaited with confidence the Federal advance. To Banks' pompous march he had opposed a skillful arrancessive attempt at concentrated resistance. Banks' movement to Shreveport via Pleasant Hill was ts, his forces amounted to 12,500 men, against Banks' 18,000 men. At 2 a. m. these were on the marce, west to east, along the road to Mansfield. Banks' line extended across this plateau. On the plptured on the 8th, he had already learned that Banks fully expected to reach Shreveport on the 11thuit is ready for picking. For Taylor, pushing Banks back was the ripest fruit of yesterday's victory. Clearly Banks, being here in force, was aiming to get back to his chosen road. The strength dighting positions. When the night grew older, Banks retreated. The hour of retreat for his whole Taylor had felt well assured that the news of Banks' defeat would send the fleet hurrying down tow[8 more...]
Chapter 15: The retreat of Banks Taylor's force reduced Walker and Churchill sent agn his side Taylor was eager to keep on chasing Banks with his victorious army. Well acquainted witould still have his trusty army to finish with Banks. To this Smith agreed, the more willingly bec without fear. General Taylor, who had routed Banks, would take care of him. Smith and Taylor waylor set out to hunt up the fleeing column of Banks, which he struck first at Natchitoches on Apriunboats coming down, frightened at the news of Banks' defeat. A sorry ending to the dream of the j otherwise fortunate and victorious pursuit of Banks. Cornay had proved an officer of rare promiseis cul-de-sac had been irretrievably spoiled. Banks, always looking for Steele, still belated, andrates continued forcing a considerable part of Banks' army to confront it, meeting the part pluckiln May 19, 1864, with haste. Thus, there where Banks' campaign had opened two months before in prid[1 more...]