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42499Re: [civilwarwest] Re: More On Mississippi Rate-of-Flow &c in 1863

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  • keeno2@aol.com
    Nov 1, 2006
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      In a message dated 11/1/2006 8:46:30 AM Central Standard Time, tony_gunter@... writes:
      However, I suppose it's possible the Union Navy could have been towing these vessels back upstream.
      Anything is possible. Are you sure the city class could do only 6 knots? Sounds pretty sloy for a vessel designed for river duty.
      At any rate, upstream travel was possible but would have been painfully slow. Part of the reason Farragut couldn't take Vicksburg (aside from falling water levels) would have been the difficulty of holding and maneuvering against the current.
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