PDF Red River Campaign Politics and Cotton in the Civil War By Ludwell H. Johnson

PDF Red River Campaign Politics and Cotton in the Civil War By Ludwell H. Johnson 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 18First 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 1864In response to the demands of Free Soil interests in Texas and the New England textiles manufacturers' need for cotton Lincoln authorized an expedition to open the way to Texas General Nathaniel Banks conducted a combined military and naval campaign up the Red River that lasted only from March 12 to May 20 1864 but wa.

S one of the most destructive of the Civil WarIt is an ugly tale and except piecemeal in diaries memoirs and chapters in other books has not been fully told Ludwell H Johnson's book is thorough scholarly and moving He goes into the complex of reasons beginning with the annexation of Texas that impelled men to employ shady means top attain decent ends He goes into the Washington phase of the matter especially Mr Lincoln's part in it something until now unrevealed Johnson describes the fighting dollying his camera nic.

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