Appley-Geer Families - LFJGill
Elbridge Geer's Civil War articles.  Canteen is inscribed: "Rebbel [sic] Canteen brought from Port Hudson by Elbridge Geer in 1863"

"Port Hudson [Louisiana] was the site of the longest siege in American history, lasting 48 days, when 7,500 Confederates
 resisted some 40,000 Union soldiers for almost two months during 1863...." (National Park Service web site)

Elbridge Geer's Civil War articles. Canteen is inscribed: "Rebbel [sic] Canteen brought from Port Hudson by Elbridge Geer in 1863" "Port Hudson [Louisiana] was the site of the longest siege in American history, lasting 48 days, when 7,500 Confederates resisted some 40,000 Union soldiers for almost two months during 1863...." (National Park Service web site)