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

Local History: Yazoo Pass, Part 4 - A Fort Is Erected

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 8, 1994 issue.

We inadvertently skipped Part 4 of  the series, so we are also reprinting Part 5 this week and the final installment, Part 6, both found on Page 7.

 

General Pemberton did not learn of the Yazoo Pass Expedition until February 9, when he received a telegram from Commander Isaac Brown.

“The enemy have cut the Yazoo Pass levee;” it read, “contemplating, perhaps, assailing us down the Yazoo.”


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