d by officers and crew of the Hatteras
attempt to pass Port Hudson by Farragut's Squadron and loss of the frigate Mississipth guns, making, besides Vicksburg, another Gibraltar at Port Hudson, which caused much trouble to the Union commanders beforreturned to Baton Rouge.
The building of the forts at Port Hudson had so far emboldened the Confederates that they refitte at New Orleans were afterwards employed at the siege of Port Hudson with good effect.
On October 6th, Commander Renshaw ral Banks that the former should move with his fleet past Port Hudson, which was at that time well fortified with nineteen heaAlbatross alongside, reached the mouth of Red River, and Port Hudson was as completely cut off from supplies as if fifty gunb that the object aimed at had been gained — the works at Port Hudson were cut off from supplies and the fate of the garrison y 2d, 1863, when he returned overland to his fleet below Port Hudson.
The effect of the return of Farragut's squadron from