In 1984, Mandeville resident Julia Stubbs donated an old family diary to the Office of State Parks to be put on display at the Port Hudson State Commemorative Area. The dairy told of the longest siege in American military history, the Civil War battle at Port Hudson, the last Confederate stronghold on the Mississippi River.
Here is an article that tells the story of the donation of that dairy and the horrors of war that its writer told about, day by day, within its pages.
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Port Hudson Commemorative Area - Office of State Parks