October 15, 1863: Tennessee River falling

David Dixon Porter

There’s been some back-and-forth between Porter and Sherman asking if the river fleet can come up the Tennessee to supply Chattanooga. The answer appears to be no.


Official Records:


Honorable GIDEON WELLES,

Washington:

SIR: The Tennessee is falling again, and the Ohio has also gone down. There is less water in the Ohio now than has been known for some years. There will be no rise of any consequence in the Ohio and Tennessee until the middle of November.

Very respectfully,

D. D. PORTER,

Acting Rear-Admiral.

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