Monday, September 17, 2007
Battle of Sabine Pass remembrance slideshow
Photos and music by Mark M. Hancock / photos © The Beaumont Enterprise
Members of the Edward Lea Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War reenactment group participate in a ceremony honoring Union soldiers lost at the Sabine Pass Battleground State Park and Historical Site in Sabine Pass on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2007. It was the first event to take place at the park since Hurricane Rita destroyed it almost two years ago.
On Sept. 8, 1863, 48 men repelled an attack by four warships and 1,200 men of the Union Army and Navy. No Texas defenders were lost in the battle.
Please read, "Union soldier monument marks battle along with Rita recovery" by Rose Ybarra.