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Sunday, April 14, 2013

Sabine Pass Battlefield State Historic Site

12 April 2013

We arrived in Beaumont after a long drive on IH 10 from San Antonio.
We are staying at the Gulf Coast RV Campground for 2 nights. We stayed here in 2009 or maybe 2010.

Today we drove to Sabine Pass to visit the Battlefield which honors a small band of confederate soldiers led by Lt Richard Dowling who succeeded in defeating four Union gunboats that prevented Texas in 1863 from being penetrated by the Union. The site is located where the Sabine River enters the Gulf of Mexico. The Confederates captured 350.It was called Fort Griffin during the Civil War.

Battle of Sabine Pass Marker

Civil War Display


Diagram of Battlefield


WWII Magazine Sign


During WWII,the area was also the site of a US Army coastal artillery battery and four historic magazines still on the site.

Cranes by the Battleground

Oil Tanker Passing to the Gulf

Fire Boat on Channel


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