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The capture of Port Hudson. by Richard B. Irwin, Lieutenant-Colonel, Assistant Adjutant-General,
ce any fortified place below Vicksburg, yet Port Hudson, 135 miles above New Orleans, was found str pointment.
The Confederate occupation of Port Hudson had completely changed the nature of the pr 00 men at Baton Rouge, moved to the rear of Port Hudson on the 14th of March, with the divisions of on crossing Bayou Montecino on the march to Port Hudson.
From a sketch made at the time, whole c e extreme
Opening of the naval attack on Port Hudson, march 13, 1863. right to form for the att early 20,000 men of all arms engaged before Port Hudson, yet the effective strength of infantry and as been said by the highest authority, that Port Hudson surrendered only because Vicksburg had fall by Admiral Farragut's fleet above and below Port Hudson, and directly by two fine batteries forming elousas.
After the fall of Vicksburg and Port Hudson, Grant sent Herron's division, and the Thir [10 more...]
The capture of Port Hudson. by Richard B. Irwin, Lieutenant-Colonel, Assistant Adjutant-General, U. S. V. General Banks arrived in New Orleans on the 14th of December, 1862, with the advance of a fleet of transports from New York and Hampton Roads, bringing reenforcements for the Department of the Gulf. These reenforcements finally included 39 regiments of infantry (of which 22 were 9-months' men), six batteries of artillery, and one battalion of cavalry. On the 15th he took command of the department, Butler then formally taking leave of the troops. His orders were to move up the Mississippi, in order to open the river, in cooperation with McClernand's column from Cairo. Banks was to take command of the combined forces as soon as they should meet. On the 16th General Grover, with 12 regiments and a battery, without disembarking at New Orleans, accompanied by two batteries and two troops of cavalry from the old force, and convoyed by a detachment of Farragut's fleet under