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Chapter 42: Red River expedition.--continued. Building of the famous Red River dam at the falls. difficulties overcome by Colonel Bailey. communications between General Banks and Admira
of officers and regiments engaged in building the dam.
burning of Alexandria.
the end of the Red River expedition.
cause of failure.
correspondence between Generals Sherman, Banks, Hall ats, the Navy could have held this position against all the Confederate forces at that time on Red River.
The Admiral got very tired of General Banks' letters.
He at first tried to soothe him, bu had become considerably demoralized on account of the Confederates having gained a position on Red River, at Dunn's Bayou, thirty miles below Alexandria, and he believed the report that they were pre t.--report of Rear-Admiral David D. Porter.Flag-Ship Black Hawk, Mississippi Squadron Mouth of Red River, May 16, 1864.
Sir: I have the honor to inform you that the vessels lately caught by low wa