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Port Hudson Battlefield

Port Hudson State Historic Site, located 20 miles north of Baton Rouge, preserves the site of the 1863 Union siege of the Confederate stronghold along the river bluffs. The state of Louisiana maintains the site, which includes a museum, artillery displays, redoubts, and interpretive plaques. Living history re-enactments are held each year. In 1974, the Port Hudson battlefield was designated a National Historic Landmark. Port Hudson National Cemetery is located about 6 miles to the south.

Port Hudson Battlefield: What's Nearby

Jackson, LA

Preservation

Save 7 acres at New Market Heights, Eutaw Springs, Fort McHenry, Port Hudson, Second Deep Bottom and Great Bridge Battlefields.

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The American Battlefield Trust and our members have saved more than 259 acres at Port Hudson Battlefield.

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Related Battles

East Baton Rouge Parish and East Feliciana Parish, LA | May 21, 1863
Result: Union Victory
Estimated Casualties
12,208
Union
5,000
Confed.
7,208