[PDF] Download ↠ War Along the Bayous: The 1864 Red River Campaign in Louisiana | by Ú William Riley Brooksher
Nov 22, 2018 - 10:29 AM By William Riley Brooksher

War Along the Bayous is the compelling story of the largest military operation west of the Mississippi River during the American Civil War.The Union Army s Red River Campaign and Camden Expedition of 1864 were intended to drive the Confederates from Louisiana and Arkansas and to discourage any territorial designs Napoleon III of France might have on the American Southwest.War Along the Bayous is the compelling story of the largest military operation west of the Mississippi River during the American Civil War.The Union Army s Red River Campaign and Camden Expedition of 1864 were intended to drive the Confederates from Louisiana and Arkansas and to discourage any territorial designs Napoleon III of France might have on the American Southwest This large scale, two pronged operation was a complicated, combined operations affair that had army and naval forces in Louisiana driving north to Shreveport to link up with a second army descending from Arkansas Undertaken at the wrong time, for the wrong reasons, and with poor planning, organization, and execution, no major operation during the war had less to recommend it War Along the Bayous concentrates on the Louisiana portion of this ill advised campaign that resulted in heavy losses and very nearly turned into a complete disaster for the Union.With a novelist s sense of drama, William Riley Brooksher vividly details the fierce clashes at Mansfield aka Sabine Crossroads , Pleasant Hill, and Yellow Bayou, and the destruction of Natchitoches and Alexandria His latest contribution fills an significant gap in the Civil War literature.
  • Title: War Along the Bayous: The 1864 Red River Campaign in Louisiana
  • Author: William Riley Brooksher
  • ISBN: 9781574881394
  • Page: 451
  • Format: Hardcover

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Andrew Nov 22, 2018 - 10:29 AM
The Red River Campaign of 1864 is one fraught with infamy and bumbling, but also heroic struggle. Brooksher does a good job in showing that while many (like Banks and Kirby Smith) that come in for criticism from this campaign also did some creditable things, many of the leaders that did receive credit (such as Taylor and A. J. Smith) also deserve some critique.What we get is a pretty well balanced, easily readable account of the Red River Campaign. Brooksher does a good job showing that while th [...]
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War Along the Bayous: The 1864 Red River Campaign in Louisiana By William Riley Brooksher War Along the Bayous is the compelling story of the largest military operation west of the Mississippi River during the American Civil War.The Union Army s Red River Campaign and Camden Expedition of 1864 were intended to drive the Confederates from Louisiana and Arkansas and to discourage any territorial designs Napoleon III of France might have on the American Southwest.War Along the Bayous is the compelling story of the largest military operation west of the Mississippi River during the American Civil War.The Union Army s Red River Campaign and Camden Expedition of 1864 were intended to drive the Confederates from Louisiana and Arkansas and to discourage any territorial designs Napoleon III of France might have on the American Southwest This large scale, two pronged operation was a complicated, combined operations affair that had army and naval forces in Louisiana driving north to Shreveport to link up with a second army descending from Arkansas Undertaken at the wrong time, for the wrong reasons, and with poor planning, organization, and execution, no major operation during the war had less to recommend it War Along the Bayous concentrates on the Louisiana portion of this ill advised campaign that resulted in heavy losses and very nearly turned into a complete disaster for the Union.With a novelist s sense of drama, William Riley Brooksher vividly details the fierce clashes at Mansfield aka Sabine Crossroads , Pleasant Hill, and Yellow Bayou, and the destruction of Natchitoches and Alexandria His latest contribution fills an significant gap in the Civil War literature.

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