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Franklin Gardner

Born: Jan 29, 1823

Death: Apr 29, 1873

Birthplace: New York City

Nationality: United States

Franklin Gardner

Date of Birth : Jan 29, 1823
Date of Death : Apr 29, 1873
Birth Place : New York City

Franklin Kitchell Gardner was a Confederate general in the American Civil War, noted for his service at the Siege of Port Hudson on the Mississippi. Gardner built extensive fortifications at this important garrison, 16,000 strong at its peak. At the mercy of conflicting orders, he found himself besieged and greatly outnumbered. His achievement at holding out for 47 days and inflicting severe losses on the enemy before surrendering has been praised by military historians.

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