35667Re: Why Trans-Miss. ?
- Nov 4, 2005correct, the federal approach was to finish off Arkansas and Louisiana
with a combined effect... the steele and red river campaigns were
coordinated campaigns... then go into Texas [I'm sure what was to be
next was not fleshed out very well]. The blockade, never 100%
effective, was doing what it could independently of the overland
campaigns. Matamoros Mexico, across the Rio Grande from Brownsville
TX, apparently was a dilemma. Mexico generally was a big concern at
--- In email@example.com, "Norm Mikalac" <789@m...> wrote:
> I can accept all your answers except the supplies from Mexico. I
> assume the Fed Navy blockades those supplies by sea. If they were
> to come by land somewhere near the coast, then the 2 expeditions you
> cite would not do anything to stop those.
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