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Title: Report of the Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War. Red River Expedition. Fort Fisher Expedition
Description: Washington, 1865. 8vo. 897pp. (450pp on Red River expedition & 268pp on Fort Fisher) The Red River Campaign or Red River Expedition comprised a series of battles fought along the Red River in Louisiana during the American Civil War from March 10 to May 22, 1864. The campaign was a Union initiative, fought between approximately 30,000 and up to 15,000 Confederate troops. The Red River Campaign was a Union failure, the outcome of which did not have a major impact on the war. Conversely, it may have extended the length of the war by several months, as it diverted Union efforts from the far more important objective of capturing Mobile, Alabama. That event did not occur until 1865, and could probably have been accomplished by June 1864 if not for the Red River Campaign. The First Battle of Fort Fisher was a naval siege in the American Civil War, when the Union tried to capture the fort guarding Wilmington, North Carolina, the South's last major Atlantic port. The fall of Fort Fisher effectively doomed Wilmington and closed it to Confederate shipping. This eliminated the last major seaport available to blockade runners. The city itself was captured a month later. While the assault was a victory, it was marred by the death of 106 Union soldiers when the fort's magazine exploded on January 16. Original cloth binding a little worn.

Keywords: Usa American Civil War Red River Campaign Fort Fisher Wilmington

Price: GBP 20.00 = appr. US$ 28.56 Seller: Empire Books
- Book number: 184488



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