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Confederate fortifications with bomb debris, Port Hudson, LA

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05111.01.1295 Author/Creator: Place Written: Port Hudson, Louisiana Type: Photograph Date: Pagination: 1 photograph 8.3 x 8.6 cm

Summary of Content: The image shows extensive fortifications with scattered barrels and debris. Two figures rest on top of a large wall inside an A-frame tent. Inscription on verso: "Confederate line with one parallel beyond it" and "Port Hudson."

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Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesBattle of Port HudsonConfederate States of AmericaFortificationWartime Pillaging and Destruction

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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