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    [Civil War - Louisiana]. Rare Union newspaper The Port Hudson Freeman. Two pages, 12" x 16.5", Port Hudson, Louisiana, July 14, 1863, Vol. 1, No. 1. A rare copy of the only issue of The Port Hudson Freeman. Published by Union soldiers, this issue announced the capture of Port Hudson, the fall of Vicksburg, and other news, including updates on other Union forces.
    Condition: The newspaper is printed on brown necessity paper, which has horizontal and vertical folds. There is a vestige of a postage stamp on the upper left hand corner, which has resulted in minor paper loss, affecting a small amount of text on page 2. Otherwise, the paper is in good condition.

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    When General Nathaniel P. Banks captured the town of Port Hudson, Louisiana on January 8, 1863, some of the Union soldiers who were printers seized printing equipment and type from a local newspaper and published a pro-Union newspaper, The Port Hudson Freeman. The single issue of the paper was edited by Charles J. Ackert (1840-1900), of Company A, New York State Volunteer Infantry, 19th Army Corps, Army of the Gulf, who was an editor from New Paltz, New York before the war.

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