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100 1 _aFrazier, Donald S.
_q(Donald Shaw),
_d1965-
245 1 0 _aThunder across the swamp :
_bthe fight for the Lower Mississippi, February 1863-May 1863 /
_cDonald S. Frazier.
264 1 _aBuffalo Gap, Tex. :
_bState House Press ;
_c[2011]
264 4 _c©2011.
264 2 _a[College Station, Tex.] :
_bDistributed by Texas A and M University Press Consortium
300 _axiv, 615 pages :
_billustrations, maps ;
_c24 cm
336 _atext
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_2rdacontent
337 _aunmediated
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338 _avolume
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380 _aBibliography
504 _aIncludes bibliographical references (pages 579-589) and index.
505 0 _aThe Key -- Reconnaissance -- USS Indianola -- Passing Port Hudson -- Taylor's Offensive -- USS Diana -- The Back Alley -- The Advance -- Counting Cannon -- The Long Night -- Bisland -- The Landing -- Escape -- King of the Swamp -- Irish Bend -- The Retreat -- The Pursuit -- Vermilion Bayou -- Limping to Victory -- Opelousas -- The Battle of Washington -- Corps d'Afrique -- Niblett's Bluff, Fort DeRussy -- Alexandria -- Indecision -- The Battle of Cheneyville -- The Harvest -- The Wake of War.
520 _a"Confederate President Jefferson Davis had a great designs for the Mississippi Valley. Confederate Major General Richard Taylor knew that the only long-term solution to protecting the twin river citadels at Vicksburg and Port Hudson was an active offensive. As Rebel plans matured, time grew short for Union efforts to capture the great river, and officers suggested that the key to victory might be an indirect approach west of the Mississippi, working from enclaves captured the previous fall. "The Teche county [sic] was to the war in Louisiana what the Shenandoah Valley was to the war in Virginia," Captain John William De Forest of the 12th Connecticut Infantry noted. "It was sort of a back alley, parallel to the main street wherein the heavy fighting must go on." In the spring of 1863, the opening act of the final scene of the Mississippi Valley campaign played out in southwestern Louisiana among the bayous and swamps of the massive Atchafalaya Basin"--Dust jacket flap.
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651 0 _aLouisiana
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651 0 _aMississippi River Valley
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651 0 _aMississippi River Valley
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_xRiverine operations.
651 0 _aUnited States
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651 0 _aUnited States
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651 0 _aUnited States
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