Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Port Hudson” in chapter 1.32 of Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 35.:
...teen negroes who spent the dreadful winter of 1863-4 with us at Johnson's Island, and not one of them deserted or accepted freedom, though it was urged upon them time and again.
You remember that Port Hudson was compelled to surrender after Vicksburg had fallen.
The officers were notified they would not be paroled as those at Vicksburg had been . They were told, however, they could retain their persona...
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