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A Chapter of history. [from the New Orleans Picayune, November 15, 1903.] Written by Lieutenant-General Richard Taylor, a short time before his death. His meeting with General Canby. To write an impartial and unprejudiced account of exciting contemporary events has always been a difficult task. More especially is this true of civil strife, which, like family jars, evokes a peculiar flavor of bitterness. But slight sketches of minor incidents, by actors and eyewit-nesses, may prove of service to the future writer, who undertakes the more ambitious and severe duty of historian. The following memoir pour servir has this object. In the summer of 1864, after the close of the Red river campaign, I was ordered to cross the Mississippi and report my arrival on the east bank by telegraph to Richmond. All the fortified forts on the river were held by the Federals, and the intermediate portions of the stream closely guarded by gunboats to impede and, if possible, preve