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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 14. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Fortification and siege of Port Hudson—Compiled by the Association of defenders of Port Hudson; M. J. Smith, President; James Freret, Secretary. (search)
Pointe Coupee shore and burned a small steamboat we had on False river. The Grierson raid. We were collecting a large lot of corn in Mississippi, but transportaodville to Liberty, with orders to attack wherever they could find the enemy. Grierson made a movement toward Liberty, and our cavalry formed their line of battle and waited for his attack. This violation of General Gardner's orders enabled Grierson to get a long start on a new track, heading for Greensburg, on the Baton Rouge and Tangipahoa road. When it was learned at Port Hudson that Grierson had escaped our cavalry, two regiments of infantry and a section of artillery were dispatched toght miles of the bridge they were ordered to seize and hold. At Greensburg, Grierson's column was ambuscaded by a company of Wingfield's cavalry, and he lost a lieceed without loss of time. This dispatch failed to reach its destination, and Grierson's whole column crossed the bridge at daylight, within a few miles of our appro