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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

[second column]
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.               
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