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Louisiana Native Guards at Port Hudson (2003)

Louisiana: A History



Genre: Documentary

Place Covered: Port Hudson, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2003-09-15

Duration: 00:01:56

Subjects: Civil War | Military | Port Hudson (La.) -- History -- Siege, 1863 | Louisiana Native Guards | Cailloux, Andre, 1825-1863


  • Laudun, Tika Producer
  • Whitfield, Lynn Narrator
  • Vincent, Charles Interviewee
  • Jones, Terry Interviewee


This excerpt from the series “Louisiana: A History” features a look back at the assault of the Louisiana Native Guards during the Siege of Port Hudson on May 27, 1863, led by Captain Andre Cailloux. The Louisiana Native Guards were the first officially sanctioned African Americans sworn into the United States Army during the Civil War. Narrator: Lynn Whitfield