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Fortifications and a trench with bomb damage, Port Hudson, LA

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05111.01.1312 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 fortifications with a cannon in ruins and other debris lying in a trench. Inscription on verso: "Fort [sic] Hudson."

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Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesBattle of Port HudsonFortificationWartime Pillaging and Destruction

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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