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Lower Seaboard Theater Of The American Civil War - Louisiana
... Operations in West Louisiana Fort Bisland Irish Bend Vermillion Bayou Siege of Port Hudson Plains Store Port Hudson Taylor's Operations in West Louisiana LaFourche Crossing Capture of ... key to the river was New Orleans, the South's largest port greatest industrial center." In April 1862, a Union naval task force commanded by Commander David D ... Banks laid siege to Port Hudson for nearly eight weeks, the longest siege in US military history ...
Port Hudson State Historic Site
... The Port Hudson State Historic Site is located on the Mississippi River north of Baton Rouge near Port Hudson, Louisiana ...
Andre Cailloux - Civil War
... (35,000 men) in a position to surround the Confederate fortifications at Port Hudson, Louisiana ... Port Hudson was a strategically located fort on a bend in the Mississippi River just 20 miles (32 km) north of Baton Rouge, Louisiana ... stretch of the Mississippi River between Vicksburg, Mississippi, in the north and Port Hudson in the south ...
Port Hudson, Louisiana - Events
... A Civil War reenactment is held annually at the Port Hudson State Historic Site. ...
USS Albatross (1858) - Civil War Operations - Mississippi River Operations
... to the next Confederate river stronghold, Port Hudson, Louisiana, but no soldiers were made available for the operation ... that strongly fortified position and Port Hudson, prompted Farragut to brave the guns of Port Hudson without help from Banks ... He had three of the heavy warships lashed to the port and soon-to-be-engaged sides of the smaller gunboats, pairing his flagship, USS Hartford, with Albatross, Richmond with USS ...

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