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Red River Campaign

Ludwell Johnson

Red River Campaign

by Ludwell Johnson

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  • 33 Currently reading

Published by The Johns Hopkins University Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Physics,
  • United States - General,
  • History / United States / General,
  • History - U.S.

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages317
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9362124M
    ISBN 100801803209
    ISBN 109780801803208

    RED RIVER CAMPAIGNRED RIVER CAMPAIGN (). Early in , Union General Henry W. Halleck ordered an invasion of the cotton-growing sections of Louisiana, Arkansas, and Texas. The thrust, to be under the command of General Nathaniel P. Banks, was to move up the Red River. Banks planned to begin the exedition in March to take advantage of the spring rise in . The Red River War of During the summer of , the U. S. Army launched a campaign to remove the Comanche, Kiowa, Southern Cheyenne, and Arapaho Indian tribes from the Southern Plains and enforce their relocation to reservations in Indian Territory.

    The Red River campaign had lasting implications. One Damn Blunder from Beginning to End magnifies just how devastating the diversion of so many men and so much material to this failed campaign was to the Union effort in the pivotal year of Because of the Union Army's failures, Northern plans to capture Mobile were scrapped. The Red River Campaign of was one General-in-Chief Ulysses S. Grant's initiatives to apply simultaneous pressure on Confederate armies along five separate fronts from Louisiana to Virginia. In addition to defeating the defending Confederate army, the campaign sought to confiscate cotton stores from plantations along the river and to give support to pro-Union .

    The Union Army's Red River Campaign and Camden Expedition of 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 . Bailey’s Dam Teacher Overview Overview The PowerPoint presentation tells about archaeological study of a dam built to get Union gunboats over the rapids in the Red River at Alexandria during the Civil War. Objectives Students will learn about the Red River Campaign during the Civil War.


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Red River Campaign by Ludwell Johnson Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Red River Campaign: The Union's Final Attempt to Invade Texas (Civil War Campaigns and Commanders Series) by Gary D.

Joiner Ph.D | out of 5 stars 5. Written inRed River Campaign is one of the finest pieces of literature written on the Civil War. Also known as "one damn blunder from beginning to end", this book examines a somewhat forgotten campaign, one pursued by General Nathaniel P.

Banks, a Lincoln political appointee and a soldier General Ulysses S. Grant had absolutely no use by: Red River Campaign Book, Pineville, Louisiana. likes. This Civil War book describes the Red River Campaign in Central ers: Gary Joiner is a cartographer and historian in Louisiana.

He is the co-author of Historic Shreveport — Bossier City with Marguerite R. Plummer and co-author of Red River Steamboats with Eric J. Brock. His book One Damn Blunder from Beginning to End: The Red River Campaign of was published in February by Scholarly Resources.

First published inRed River Campaign examines how partisan politics, economic needs, and personal profit determined Red River Campaign book policy and operations in Louisiana and Arkansas during the spring of In response to the demands of Free-Soil interests in Texas and the New England textiles manufacturers' need for cotton, Lincoln authorized an expedition to open the way/5.

Originally published in Johnson tells the story of the Red River Campaign, which took place in Louisiana and Arkansas in the spring of In response to the demands of Union Free-Soil interests in Texas, and the need of New England textile manufacturers for cotton, an expedition was undertaken to open the way to Texas.

Red River Campaign begins Red River Campaign book Maone of the biggest military fiascos of the Civil War begins as a combined Union force of infantry and riverboats starts moving up the Red River in. Red River Campaign, (March 10– ), in the American Civil War, unsuccessful Union effort to seize control of the important cotton-growing states of Louisiana, Arkansas, and the spring ofUnion General Nathaniel Banks led an expedition up the Red River and, with the support of a river fleet commanded by Admiral David Dixon Porter, took Fort DeRussy and.

The Red River Campaign and Its Toll: 69 Bloody Days in Louisiana, March-May by Henry O. Robertson. McFarland, Paper, ISBN: $ In MarchMajor General Nathaniel Banks led a combined force of roughly thirty thousand Union soldiers deep into the heartland of Louisiana.

The book is comprised of 10 chapters and is basically a starter book on the Red River Campaign. The book is not limited to the military aspect and history of the campaign.

It begins with the prewar settlement and economic development of the Red River Valley and the politics of secession within the Louisiana parishes and adjoining parishes along. Book of the Month Club featured alternate, History Book Club Main Selection, Military Book featured alternate, Shiloh and Western Campaign ofDouglas Southall Freeman Award nomination, MOS & B, Through the Howling Wilderness: The Red River Campaign and Union Failure in Buy This Book in Print.

summary. Johnson tells the story of the Red River Campaign, which took place in Louisiana and Arkansas in the spring of In response to the demands of Union Free-Soil interests in Texas, and the need of New England textile manufacturers for cotton, an expedition was undertaken to open the way to Texas.

RED RIVER CAMPAIGN. The Red River campaign of March to May occurred during the Civil War after the fall of Vicksburg and Port Hudson.

At that time President Abraham Lincoln authorized a campaign against Shreveport, Louisiana, then the temporary capital of Confederate Louisiana.

It was a major supply depot and a gateway to Texas. My "guys" (the ones I research) were on the Red River Campaign under a detachment under AJ Smith, and I got a book called "Red River Campaign" by Ludwell Johnson published in It looked old, moldy, boring.

It wasn't, it was actually a pretty engrossing read. I hadn't heard much about this. [N.F. Bond chronology of Red River Campaign; Nettleton Papers] As the season advanced, the weather became more of a factor, and Rich uses terms such as “a dreadfully hot day” and “terrible dusty.” [diary, Apr.

28, Apr. 30, ] Instead of turning on his weaker foe, which he might easily have done, Banks continued to behave as if he was. I'd have to say that Red River (along with Lalita Tademy's first book Cane River) is historical fiction at it's finest. Tademy interweaves her own family history with fiction and well-researched facts in order to tell the story of what is commonly known in the post-Civil War Reconstruction history as the Colfax Riot of /5.

Description First published inRed River Campaign examines how partisan politics, economic needs, and personal profit determined military policy and operations in Louisiana and Arkansas during the spring of In response to the demands of Free-Soil interests in Texas and the New England textiles manufacturers’ need for cotton, Lincoln authorized an expedition.

The Red River Campaign was the result of a problem the North and its Union leaders had. Besides the obvious ones concerning battles and deaths and men losing their lives for the sake of freedom for the slave-cause, there were supply issues. The North had an enormous cotton-industry during the Civil War.

The following is the organization of the Union forces engaged in the Red River Campaign, during the American Civil War in Order of battle compiled from the army organization during the campaign.

The Confederate order of battle is listed separately. The Union Army’s Red River Campaign began on Mawith a two-pronged attack aimed at gaining control of Shreveport, Louisiana.

It lasted untilwhen, after suffering significant casualties, the Union army retreated to Simmesport, Louisiana. Gary Joiner is a cartographer and historian in Louisiana.

He is the co-author of Historic Shreveport-Bossier City with Marguerite R. Plummer and co-author of Red River Steamboats with Eric J. Brock. His book One Damn Blunder from Beginning to End: The Red River Campaign of was published in February by Scholarly Resources.Shows the Red River valley in Arkansas and Louisiana, indicates the location of Camp Worth near Logansport, Louisiana, and the battle sites of April 8 and 9,between Mansfield and Pleasant Hill, Louisiana.

LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), Endorsed in lower left corner: No. Respectfully forwd. Richd. M. Venable Capt. & Chf. Topol. Bur.

West La. Ark. Title, date. The Red River Campaign in the spring of was one of the most destructive of the Civil War.

The agricultural wealth of the Red River Valley tempted Union General Nathaniel P. Banks to invade w troops in an attempt to seize control of the river and confiscate as much cotton as possible from local plantations.