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In Louisiana, Confederate defenders of Port Hudson beat back another all-out Union assault

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06/14/1863
Union troops under General N.P. Banks had been besieging the Confederate stronghold on the Mississippi River for weeks.  They now mounted a last, full fledged attempt to storm its defenses in an attack starting in the pre-dawn hours.  As with the May 27, 1863 attack, the assualt failed with heavy Union casualties. Confederate defenders reported less than fifty men killed or wounded.  Banks resumed the siege and Port Hudson finally surrendered on July 9, 1863.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Chronicles of the Great Rebellion Against the United States of America ... (Philadelphia, A. Winch, 1867), 57.
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