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Sept. 8,1863-Battle Of Sabine Pass

Discussion in 'Military and War' started by bdtex, Jul 27, 2015.

  1. bdtex

    bdtex Moderator Staff Member

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    Made a quick run down there this afternoon. It was the anniversary of the battle and I had to go. There weren't any commemorative events happening. Just me and 3 fishermen there today. Very hot,the grounds we're damp and mosquitoes were thick. I had long pants,long sleeve shirt and hiking boots on. Was there about an hour and a half.

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    bdtex Moderator Staff Member

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    Had a better camera and photography skills this time. The monument to Lt. Richard("Dick") Dowling and the rest of Co. F(the "Davis Guards"),1st Texas Heavy Artillery,the Confederate defenders of Fort Griffin at Sabine Pass.

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    bdtex Moderator Staff Member

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    In the town of Sabine Pass,there is a monument to Lt. Dowling and his men and their actions at the Battle Of Sabine Pass. It was erected by the Texas Division of the United Daughters Of The Confederacy.

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    I was mistakenly thinking this battle was fought after the war was actually over, until I saw you had posted the date of the battle. Do you recall the name of the battle that was fought after the war was over (I could Google it but that would be pretentious). I'm pretty sure it took place in Texas as well.
     
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    bdtex Moderator Staff Member

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    Palmito Ranch on May 13,1865. The war did not end at Appomattox Courthouse. Lee surrendered the ANV at Appomattox. Other Confederate forces in the Eastern Theater and forces in the Western and Trans-Mississippi Theaters surrendered later. Palmito Ranch was the last battle of the Civil War.
     
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