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The Tunica Times • P.O. Box 308/986 Magnolia Street, Tunica, MS 38676

Local History Yazoo Pass, Part 3: Yankees reach the Coldwater

This week continues a series of history stories by the late Ashley Harris that were first published in 1994 and 1995. This story appeared in the December 1, 1994 issue.

Lt. Commander Watson Smith was dismayed when General Willis Gorman told him it would take 30,000 Union troops to make a success of the Yazoo Pass expedition.

Watson Smith was starting to show evidence of the “combat fatigue” that would “incapacitate him for duty” shortly.


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