The Wandering Rebel

Louisiana Wanderings
Port Hudson

Falling the day after Vicksburg, the loss of Port Hudson gave the Union total control of the Mississippi.
 
 
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1 & 2. Port Hudson Peace Monument. Here two unknown soldiers have been reburied, one Union and one Confederate, side-by-side.
3. Garrison Flag of Port Hudson
4. Confederate Siege Canon.
5. Confederate position
6. Here Confederate forces caught a Union Regiment in a crossfire. Mistakenly a white flag was raised allowing the Union to escape. The Union Commander gave an apology  the next day.
7 & 8. Fort Desprate.
9, 10, & 11. Position of the 49th Alabama Infantry.
12. This flag was buried by the Confederate Defenders and found by the Native Guard who turned it over to Union Officers.
13. Union Battery
 


 


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