Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Port Hudson” in chapter 83, section c.83.234, page 358 of Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 12.:
...e obstruction offered to transportation by such a thoroughfare can easily be imagined.
Notwithstanding all these difficulties, Vicksburg was sufficiently provisioned to hold out for forty days, and Port Hudson sustained a siege of seven weeks.
As above stated, the effective garrison of Vicksburg numbered eighteen thousand.
This small force, directed by the untiring vigilance of the Lieutenant-General...
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