Your search returned 4 results in 2 document sections:

Opelousas and Alexandria, La. moves thence to Bayou Sara, and crosses the Mississippi invests Port Hudson combined attack on its defenses repulsed with a loss of 2,000 Banks presses the siege second attack the Rebel supplies exhausted Gardner surrenders Dick Taylor surprises Brashear City fighting at Donaldsonville Franklin attacks Sabine Pass, and is beaten off Dana surprised at Morganzia Burbridge surprised near Opelonsas Gen. Banks embarks for the Rio Grande Debarks at Brazes Santiago, and takes Brownsville capture of Aransas Pass and Pass Cavallo Fort Esperanza abandoned Indianola in our hands Banks returns to New Orleans. Galveston has one of the very few tolerable harbors which indent the continental shore line of the Mexican Gulf. The sand, everywhere impelled landward by the prevailing winds and currents, and almost everywhere forming a bank or narrow strip of usually dry beach closely skirting the coast, is here broken through by the very considerable w
e extreme northeastern borders of Texas for the defence of these points. The advance of General Franklin up the Bayou Techs, in western Louisiana, doubtless tended to confirm Magruder's suspicions that General Banks would land on that part of the Texan coast, which would place him within co-operative distance of Franklin's supposed invasion of the State. While Magruder thus prepared himself to meet the threatened invasion, General Banks made a successful passage across the Gulf to Brazes Santiago, an Island about two miles above the mouth of the Rio Grande. Upon this Island, on the 2d instant, some of the troops were disembarked.--On the following day a reconnaissance was made, by the gunboats accompanying the expedition, off the mouth of the Rio Grande. No enemy was in sight, and the remainder of the troops were landed, with some difficulty because of the surf, on the northern bank of the river, near its mouth, and about twenty-five miles from Brownsville. Near Brownsvil