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42504Re: More On Mississippi Rate-of-Flow &c in 1863

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  • Carl Williams
    Nov 1, 2006
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      This is also why Farragut fizzled at Port Hudson in 1863, getting only
      his flagship [IIRC]past those batteries in a night run... suffering at
      least one outright sinking, an ocean-going cruiser at that

      > 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.
      > Ken
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