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In Louisiana, Texas troops abort the planned attack on Young's Point after a debilitating day long march

Civil War Battle, iconic image
06/07/1863
As part of Confederate moves to relieve pressure on Vicksburg by attacking Union rear areas, General James Hawes led his brigade against Young's Point while another Texas brigade attacked Milliken's Bend.  After a long and exhausting march plagued with delay, Hawes reached the depot but seeing it strongly reinforced and well-supported by gunboats in the river, decided not to risk his weary and depleted command, and withdrew. The other brigade was driven off from Milliken's Bend the same day and the move against the supply dumps failed.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
Richard Lowe, Walker’s Texas Division C.S.A.: Greyhounds of the Trans-Mississippi (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2004), 100-101.

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