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Apr 10, 2011 - 48-Day Seige

From Peaceful Pines RV Park – St. Francisville, LA The last Confederate stronghold on the Mississippi River was our point of interest today. Just below the confluence of the Red River with the Mississippi one will find this Confederate stronghold where during the American Civil War the “48-Day Siege of Port Hudson” was fought. Control of the Mississippi River was important to both the North and South during the Civil War…..The North wanting to control the river and split the Confederacy in two and the South wanted to have control and...

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