Letter from J. Wes Broom to Miss G. A. Brigham
- Creator:J. Wes Broom
- Title:Letter from J. Wes Broom to Miss G. A. Brigham
- Description:Letter dated March 27, 1863, from Camp of ? Regt., Tenn., Near Port Hudson, Louisiana, to Miss G.A. Brigham of Stewart County, Tennessee. It describes a night battle with Federal ships and the effectiveness of the Confederate batteries positioned in the fort. There are also comments on scientific study, botany and astronomy. The letter includes two color drawings, one of men manning a cannon, and the other of a Federal side-wheeler in flames.
- Historical Note:The Confederates held Port Hudson, Louisiana, until July 1863. A siege by Federal ships and troops eventually wore down the defenders and 6,500 Confederate troops surrendered. The port was captured, giving Union troops control of the Mississippi River.
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- Digital Publisher:Digital Initiatives, James E. Walker Library, Middle Tennessee State University