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derate reinforcement, he might have seized Galveston Island — sealing up the coast of Texas against blockade-runners: as it was, he felt obliged to desist and return to New Orleans.
Gen. Dana. after Banks had left him in command at Brownsville, sent an expedition up the river 120 miles to Roma, which encountered much privation, but no enemy; then another 70 miles eastward, toward Corpus Christi, which found no Rebel force in this direction.
The Rebels had shifted their Mexican trade to Eagle Pass, 350 miles up, whither Dana was unable to follow them.
Being afterward ordered to Pass Cavallo, he found
Jan. 12, 1864. two of our brigades in quiet possession of Indianola, on the main land, with an equal force on the Matagorda peninsula opposite, and all Texas west of the Colorado virtually abandoned to our arms.
He believed we had force enough then on that coast to have moved boldly inland and contested the mastery of the State; but he was overruled, and soon relieved from command.