Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Port Hudson” in chapter 31 of Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War.:
... off by the fire of the gun-boats, and finally settled down in Brashear City to await the arrival of their main body of troops from Texas.
The object of this raid was no doubt to raise the siege of Port Hudson , or draw off enough of General Banks' troops to enable the garrison to evacuate that place.
As soon as Admiral Farragut heard of these Confederate movements he went down the river to attend to af...
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