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In Louisiana, the Siege of Port Hudson continues

Union Fleet under Admiral Farragut bombards Port Hudson, Louisiana, May 14-15, 1863, artist's impression
06/15/1863 to 07/08/1863
Union troops under General Nathaniel Banks surrounded the Confederate stronghold on the Mississippi River in mid-May, 1863 and, after attempts to storm the fortress on May 27, 1863 and June 13, 1863 resulted in very heavy casualties among the attackers, settled into a seven week siege. Confederate General Franklin Gardner ended the considerable suffering of his 6,000 starving men and surrendered on July 9, 1863.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Edward Cunningham, The Port Hudson Campaign: 1862-1863 (Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press, 1963), 50-55.
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