Gen. Banks telegram on Confederates loss of boat, Louisiana, 1863
Contributed by Maine Historical Society
Gen. Nathaniel P. Banks, commander of the Department of the Gulf, sent a telegram to Gen. George F. Shepley, military governor of Louisiana, reporting on the 19th Army Corps' success near New Iberia, Louisiana.
Banks wrote that Union forces "having pressed the enemy so hard that they have been obliged to destroy the gunboat Hart, iron clad, & the best boat they had."
- Title: Gen. Banks telegram on Confederates loss of boat, Louisiana, 1863
- Creator: Banks, Nathaniel P.
- Creation Date: 1863-04-18
- Subject Date: 1863
- Town: New Iberia
- State: LA
- Media: Ink on paper
- Dimensions (cm): 25.3 x 20.5
- Local Code: Coll. 117, Box 3/1
- Collection: George F. Shepley Papers
- Object Type: Text
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LC Subject Headings
United States--Civil War, 1861-1865
United States. Army. Maine Infantry Regiment, 12th (1861-1864)
War destruction & pillage--Louisiana--New Iberia
United States. Army. Corps, 19th (1862-1865)
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