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U.S. naval units drive off a Confederate attempt to capture Donaldsonville, Louisiana

Donaldsonville, Louisiana, July 1863, artist's impression, zoomable image
06/28/1863
Just after midnight a large Confederate force under General Richard Taylor, son of President Zachary Taylor, made a heavy attack on Donaldsonville, Louisiana on the western bank of the Mississippi.  The outnumbered defenders were close to losing possession of the neighboring Fort Butler but naval gunfire drove off the attack and the Union force lost only five dead and fourteen wounded. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, August 29, 1863, 360.
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