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 Posted: Sat Apr 7th, 2007 01:41 am
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   General Banks received the Thanks of Congress for the capture of Port Hudson.

   During Banks' ill-fated Red River Campaign, Admiral Porter's ships were saved by Joseph Bailey with his: "Wing dam" idea.

Dead in the Water, Rough Ride on the Red River (Essay)

   For this accomplishment, Joseph Bailey was also given the Thanks of Congress.

   General Sherman was the only man to receive that honor twice during the war.

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