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Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 3. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book II:—--the Mississippi. (search)
k is suddenly interrupted by the massive character of the bluffs, and the bayous empty into the Yazoo, which skirts the base of these heights, like a vast draining-channel. The bayous only reappear below Port Hudson to form the tributaries of Amite River, discharging their contents into the vast sheet of water called Lake Pontchartrain. At the west the line of bayous, meeting with no resistance, is much more developed, existing for a distance of about six hundred miles in a straight line fromced marches, notwithstanding the exhausted condition of his men and horses. Being obliged to cross the Tickfaw River twice, he encountered each time some bands of the enemy, which he dispersed after a few shots. A considerable water-course, Amite River, still separated him from Baton Rouge, and the only bridge by which he could cross it was located in the dangerous vicinity of Port Hudson. Thanks to the rapidity of his movements, he succeeded in taking possession of it on the evening of the