Civil War Next Port Hudson, Louisiana  


My wife Janice's great-great-grandfather, Benjamin Whiting (1827-1863), died of disease at Port Hudson on August 9,1863. He was a member of Company H of the ill-fated 38th Iowa Infantry Regiment. Of the 1141 men in this regiment, 3 died in battle and 313 died of disease, which was of epidemic proportions in the swamps along the Mississippi River at Vicksburg and Port Hudson.