The Confederates attacked the fort so they could have a river defense system. This river defense system would help them in many ways like fighting, having that part of the river, and because there is many shipments that go through that part of the river. The river that the massacre is by is the Mississippi River.
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Army Pfc. Daniel R. Parker Died August 12, 2003 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom 18, of Lake Elsinore, Calif.; assigned to B Battery, 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.; killed when he was thrown from a military vehicle as the driver swerved to avoid an oncoming vehicle Aug. 12 in Mosul, Iraq.