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Port Hudson State Historic Site

Louisiana

Port Hudson
236 Hwy 61
Jackson, LA 70748
United States

This is the site of the last Confederate stronghold on the Mississippi River. Nearly 6,800 Confederate troops were held under siege by Union troops for 48 days. The siege became the longest true siege in American military history. The site also is one of the earliest uses of African American troops in combat