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[newspaper clipping including map]

[first column]
  The above map gives the principal points of inter-
est near Port Hudson, the Rebel Gibraltar on the
lower Mississippi.  Port Hudson is in East Feliciana
parish, Louisiana, on the left bank of the Mississippi,
about 156 miles by river above New-Orleans, and 25
miles above Baton Rouge.  Although a small vil-
lage, it was noted for its extensive shipments of
cotton and sugar, drawn chiefly from Mississippi by

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the Clinton Railroad.  The present fortifications and
immensely strong, and the Rebels are confident of
successfully resisting any force likely to be sent
against them.  Between Port Hudson and Vicksburg
the Rebels have perfect control of 250 miles of the
Mississippi, and it is through this territory that they
are constantly receiving supplies of beef cattleand
other necessaries from Texas.
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-One: page one hundred and seventy-six
Description:Newspaper clipping including a map of Port Hudson and a description of events in the area.
Subject:Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler
Coverage (City/State):Port Hudson, Louisiana
Scan Date:2010-11-18


Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-One
Description:Includes Gunn's descriptions of his experiences as a war correspondent for ""The New York Tribune"" at New Orleans, Louisiana, and Baton Rouge, Louisiana; boarding house living; a visit to the Rawlings family; a fight with Mr. Blankman at his boarding house; his journey on the North Star with the Banks expedition; the re-occupation of Baton Rouge by Union forces; a visit to a sugar plantation in Louisiana; and Fanny Fern's daughter Grace Thomson's death.
Subject:African Americans; Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Military; Publishers and publishing; Transportation; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; New Orleans, Louisiana; Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Note:Thomas Butler Gunn was born February 15, 1826, in Banbury, England, and came to New York in 1849. During the Civil War he worked as a correspondent for the New York Tribune and the New York Evening Post. He returned to England in 1863, and died in Birmingham in April 1903. The collection includes twenty-one volumes of his diaries, including newspaper clippings, letters, photographs, sketches, and various other items inserted by Gunn. Diary entries date from July 7, 1849, to April 7, 1863, and include his experiences with the New York publishing and literary world, his descriptions of boarding houses, his travels throughout the United States, and his experiences traveling with the Federal army as a Civil War correspondent.
Publisher:Missouri History Museum
Rights:Copyright 2010 Missouri History Museum.
Source:Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.