Red River Campaign: Politics and Cotton in the Civil War
First published in 1958, Red River Campaign examines how partisan politics, economic needs and personal profit determined military policy and operations in Louisiana and Arkansas during the spring of 1864.
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Genesis of the Campaign I
Concerning Cotton I
The Federals Go Hungry in Arkansas I
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Page iv - By the external blockade, the price is made certainly six times as great as it was. And yet the enemy gets through at least one-sixth part as much in a given period, say a year, as if there were no blockade, and receives as much for it as he would for a full crop in time of peace. The effect, in substance, is, that we give him six ordinary crops without the trouble of producing any...