A selection of items in the Josiah P. Hammond Display at Port Hudson State Historic Site.

American Civil War Navy Veteran Collection Goes on Exhibit at Port Hudson State Historic Site


For the first time ever, the Port Hudson State Historic Site is showcasing the Josiah P. Hammond Civil War collection. Since Civil War U.S. Navy artifacts are very rare, this exhibit makes a valuable addition to Port Hudson's Civil War naval story. The collection is on loan until June 2023, provided by Dr. Anthony Cavo of Maywood, New Jersey. Among the artifacts are an ambrotype of Hammond, medals and insignia issued and worn by Hammond, a booklet of Josiah's military history, and two letters written ...more...