This map shows the layout of the Port Hudson battlefield at the time of the May 27th Union assault.  It shows locations of the forces, defensive strongholds, topographical and other pertinent features.  The important defensive positions known as Fort Desperate and the Priest Cap are at the top right of the map, and The Citadel is near the bottom, close to the river.  Slaughter's Field, across which General Sherman's men attacked, is at the right center.  The black troops of the 1st and 3rd Louisiana Native Guards launched their attack at the top left of the map, across Telegraph Road.

 

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