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Zachary in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Port Hudson Siege

 
 
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January 2, 2016
1. Port Hudson Siege Marker
Inscription.  Seven miles west is site of anchor fort controlling Mississippi. Here 6500 Confederates held 30,000 Union troops May 21 until July 8, 1863. Fall of Port Hudson opened river, hastening fall of Confederacy.
 
Erected 1956 by The Louisiana Department of Commerce and Industry.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesMilitaryWar, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is July 8, 1863.
 
Location. 30° 39.296′ N, 91° 11.607′ W. Marker is in Zachary, Louisiana, in East Baton Rouge Parish. Marker is at the intersection of Old Scenic Highway (State Highway 964) and Church Street (State Highway 64), on the right when traveling south on Old Scenic Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Zachary LA 70791, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The First West Florida Convention, 1810 (approx. ¼ mile away); William Bartram Trail (approx. 2.6 miles away); Battle of the Plains Store (approx. 2.6 miles away); Town of Zachary (approx. 2.6 miles
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away); Town Of Baker (approx. 4.6 miles away); Purple Heart Memorial (approx. 4.7 miles away); Heroes Of The War On Terrorism (approx. 4.8 miles away); Port Hudson National Cemetery (approx. 4.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Zachary.
 
Port Hudson Siege Marker image. Click for full size.
January 1, 2016
2. Port Hudson Siege Marker
Port Hudson Siege Marker image. Click for full size.
January 1, 2016
3. Port Hudson Siege Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 2, 2016. This page has been viewed 495 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 2, 2016. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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