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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.

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Port Hudson Battlefield: What's Nearby

Jackson, LA
Civil War  |  Battlefield
Port Hudson Battlefield
Jackson, LA
Civil War  |  Historic Site
Port Hudson State Historic Site
Jackson, LA
Civil War  |  Historic Site
Centenary State Historic Site and Jackson Confederate Cemetery
Jackson, LA
Civil War  |  Historic Site
Pentagon Barracks
Baton Rouge, LA
Civil War  |  Museum
Capitol Park Museum
Baton Rouge, LA
Civil War  |  Cemetery
Clinton Confederate State Cemetery
Clinton, LA

Preservation

The American Battlefield Trust and our members have saved more than 256 acres at Port Hudson Battlefield.

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Related Battles

Jackson, LA | May 21, 1863
Result: Union Victory
Estimated Casualties
12,208
Union
5,000
Confed.
7,208