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Ackert, Charles J. (fl. 1863) The Port Hudson Freeman. [Vol. 1, no. 1 (July 14-15, 1863)]

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00900.01 Author/Creator: Ackert, Charles J. (fl. 1863) Place Written: Port Hudson, Louisiana Type: Newspapers Date: 14-15 July 1863 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Necessity newspaper printed on pinkish brown scrap paper by Union soldiers. "First federal edition" printed on one side dated 14 July 1863. The other side is dated 15 July and is marked volume 1, no. 1. Reports on the victory at the battle at Vicksburg, the possession of Fort Hudson.

People: Ackert, Charles J., fl. 1863.
McArthur, John, fl. 1863.
Thayer, Henry A., fl. 1863.

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Keywords/Subjects: Battle of Vicksburg, Journalism, Civil War, Military History, Wallpaper Newspaper, Union Forces, Battle

Sub Era: The American Civil War