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Doc. 38.-capture of Port Hudson. Official correspondence. headquarters of the nineteenth army corps, Department of the Gulf, Port Hudson, July 9. General: I have the honor to inform you that Port Hudson surrendered yesterday morning without conditions. We took possession at seven o'clock this morning. The number of prisoners and guns is unknown as yet, but is estimated at five thousand prisoners and fifty pieces of artillery. Very respectfully, Brigadier-General W. H. Emory, C
nt of General Augur--the whole camp being in calm repose.
The few who were awake wondered, of course, what all this could mean; and what it did the official correspondence will best explain.
At the earliest dawn of the — now ever memorable--ninth July, the whole camp was necessarily in the highest state of glee and commotion, and the Star-spangled banner, Yankee Doodle, and Dixie came borne upon the morning air — never sounding sweeter.
At seven o'clock, General Andrews, Chief of the Staf