A Dictionary of American History

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Author: Thomas L. Purvis  | Date: 1995

Port Hudson, Battle of

Port Hudson, Battle of (La.) The garrison of Port Hudson, which was the key CSA strong point blocking the Mississippi north of Baton Rouge, repulsed US attacks on 14 March and 8–10 May 1863. The post fell to Major General Nathaniel Banks after a siege from 27 May to 9 July. USA losses: 3,000 killed, wounded. CSA losses: 1,700 killed and wounded, 5,500 captured, 60 cannon. Banks’s victory eliminated the lastCSA obstacle to US control over the Mississippi.

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Chicago: Thomas L. Purvis, "Port Hudson, Battle of," A Dictionary of American History in A Dictionary of American History (Cambridge, Mass.: Blackwell Reference, 1995), Original Sources, accessed September 24, 2018, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DB6XYYTFK3T1WZG.

MLA: Purvis, Thomas L. "Port Hudson, Battle of." A Dictionary of American History, in A Dictionary of American History, Cambridge, Mass., Blackwell Reference, 1995, Original Sources. 24 Sep. 2018. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DB6XYYTFK3T1WZG.

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