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Civil War, Day by Day
After a six-week seige by General Nathaniel Banks, Port Hudson, Louisiana surrendered to the Union on July 9, 1863. Banks had enlisted the support of some 15,000 soldiers, as well as several warships from Admiral David Farragut’s Naval fleet.
This Day in History
Reading the Declaration of Independence to the Troops


 
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