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Sabine Pass: The Confederacy's Thermopylae (Clifton and Shirley Caldwell Texas Heritage) Paperback – October 1, 2004
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"The book is beautifully written, profusely illustrated and meticulously researched -- and sure to instruct and entertain any reader of Civil War history." (Civil War News)
About the Author
Edward T. Cotham, Jr., is an independent scholar based in Houston, Texas. He has served as president of the Houston Civil War Roundtable and is the author of Battle on the Bay: The Civil War Struggle for Galveston.
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The Union plan to take Sabine Pass was developed by Maj. Gens. Nathaniel Banks, Henry Halleck, and William Franklin, as well as Admiral David Farragut. The Union assault force would consist of 5,000 troops in 22 transport vessels protected by four gunboats (with another two gunboats in support). On September 8, 1863, the battle began, and after just 45 minutes, it was all over. One gunboat, "Clifton", was so badly hit by the fort's artillery that it was disabled and abandoned, while another, "Sachem", was forced into shallow water and surrendered to the fort. One humiliated captured Union officer said to Lieut.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
While the battles at Sabine Pass are of interest as combined operations in the Civil War, this book appears to have been written primarily to support Texas Civil War mythology. Read morePublished on October 27, 2013 by WAL
There were actually two battles at Sabine Pass during the Civil War. The first one ended with the fort there being captured by Union forces. Read morePublished on March 29, 2007 by Cindy W. Bonner