Three Important Events in the Confederacy

The Louisiana State Constitution frees slaves, Sabine Crossroads is contested, and a bloodbath at Fort Pillow.

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Red River Campaign Part 2

A Wisconsin lumberman comes to the rescue of a Union fleet stuck about the rapids at Alexandria, Louisiana.

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Red River Campaign, Part One

Nathanial Banks and David Porter lead an expedition in search of Texas cotton but run into major problems.

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Fighting Along the Mississippi

In mid-March 1863, Union forces under Ulysses Grant would make two new efforts to reach the Confederate positions at Vicksburg, Mississippi, while to the south a Union fleet and army threatened Port Hudson, Louisiana.

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