In Louisiana, Confederate raiders capture a convalescing Union general outside Port Hudson

Brig-General Neal Dow, a famous temperance advocate and former mayor of Portland, Maine volunteered for service in 1861, aged 57, and led a brigade outside Port Hudson during the siege.  Wounded in the leg and arm during the failed assault of May 27, 1863, he was recovering at a private house nearby. Confederate cavalry heard of his whereabouts and late at night five men of the Arkansas Cavalry spirited him away.  He spent eight months as a prisoner and was exchanged on March 14, 1864 for Robert E. Lee's son Rooney Lee. (By John Osborne)  
Source Citation
 Neal Dow, The Reminiscences of Neal Dow: Recollections of Eighty Years (Portland, ME: Evening Express Publishing Company, 1897), 689-703.
Date Certainty
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Battles/Soldiers
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