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Port Hudson State Historic Site

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Facility:Port Hudson State Historic Site
Description:The siege of Port Hudson began on May 23, 1863. Roughly 30,000 Union troops, under the command of Major General Nathaniel P. Banks, were pitted against 6,800 Confederates, under the command of Major General Franklin Gardner. The ensuing battles constituted some of the bloodiest and most severe fighting in the entire Civil War.

Prior to one of the most intense attacks by the Union soldiers, on May 27, a bold experiment was decided upon. Two African-American regiments were chosen to participate in the fight. The First and Third Louisiana Native Guards proved their worth by pressing an attack against a well-fortified Confederate position. After the siege, the garrison at Port Hudson became a recruiting center for African-American troops.
A D D R E S S
Address 1:236 Hwy. 61
Address 2:
City:Jackson
State/Province:LA
Zip Code:70748
V I S I T I N G   I N F O
Hours:9 a.m. to 5 p.m., daily. Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. Guided tours are offered daily.
Admission:$2 per person; free for seniors (62 and over) and for children age 12 and under. Groups are asked to call in advance.
Telephone:(888) 677-3400
Website:http://www.crt.state.la.us/parks/ipthudson.aspx
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