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Mutiny at Port Hudson

Some Union regiments, especially nine month regiments scheduled to be mustered out in the summer of 1863, were in a state of near mutiny at Port Hudson, at least in some companies. I'm particularly interested in the performance of the 15th New Hampshire regiment, a nine month regiment scheduled to be mustered out in July. Were they a part of the (near) mutiny? If so, what companies were involved? If not, what is an assessment of their performance? They were under the uninspired leadership of generals Dow and Dwight, on the left of the Union line.

Any information on the 15th NH is greatly appreciated.
David R. Mayhew