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Confederate Cavalry around Port Hudson. From the New Orleans, La., Picayune, July 30, 1905. A thrilling story of Southern dash and valor told by an Orleanian who was one of the heroic horsemen. At the request of some of my army comrades, I with hesitancy attempt to give to the public a brief history of the operations of the Confederate cavalry under the the command of Colonel Frank Powers, Chief Cavalry under General Frank Gardner, who commanded in Port Hudson, during that memorable siege. It is impossible for me to write about the cavalry outside of Port Hudson without paying due regard to General Frank Gardner and the brave men under his command, who for sixty days and nights stood in the trenches suffering from hunger and thirst, with a semitropic sun beating down upon them, with sickness decimating their ranks, exposed both night and day to a terrific fire from the Federal fleet stationed in the Mississippi river above and below the fort, repelling assault after