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On the Red River, Union troops storm the formidable Fort De Russy in twenty minutes

Union capture of Fort De Russy, Lousiana, March 15, 1864, artist's impression, detail
03/15/1864
Elements of the Army of the Tennessee under General Andrew Jackson Smith, with naval support, sortied against Shreveport up the Red River.  The formidable Fort De Russy stood in their way but a determined and swift evening Union attack by units under General Mower stormed the fort in just twenty minutes.  The Confederate garrison of around 300 was captured and the Union assault lost forty-eight men killed or wounded.  (By John Osborne)  
Source Citation: 
Chronicles of the Great Rebellion Against the United States of America ... (Philadelphia, A. Winch, 1867), 70. 
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