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High Hill in Fayette County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Creuzbaur's Battery, C.S.A.

“The Big Guns of Fayette”

 
 
Creuzbaur's Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gregory Walker, June 4, 2011
1. Creuzbaur's Battery Marker
Inscription. Organized in Fayette County, 1861, by Edmund Creuzbaur, a former Prussian artillery officer, and composed of around 150 men, 4 cannons, 72 horses, 39 mules. It served as both light and heavy field artillery at Fort Brown, Sabine Pass and other points in Texas and Louisiana. The unit at Calcasieu Pass, La., May 1864, attacked and captured two Union gunboats. In the 75-minute fight, one ship was hit 65 times; Wm. Kneip was killed; of the wounded, three later died. Capt. Creuzbaur soon after resigned and his brother-in-law, Capt. Charles Welhausen, assumed the command.
 
Erected 1965 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 1107.)
 
Location. 29° 43.09′ N, 96° 55.673′ W. Marker is in High Hill, Texas, in Fayette County. Marker is at the intersection of Farm to Market Road 2672 and High Hill Road, on the right when traveling north on Route 2672. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Schulenburg TX 78956, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Catholic Life Insurance (within shouting distance of this marker); Dubina (approx. 5.7 miles away); The Oldest Czech Settlement
Location of Creuzbaur's Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gregory Walker, June 4, 2011
2. Location of Creuzbaur's Battery Marker
(approx. 8.5 miles away); Czech Catholic Union of Texas (approx. 8.9 miles away); Father Miguel Muldoon (approx. 8.9 miles away); Site of Burnam's Ferry (approx. 9.8 miles away); Wheeler Building (approx. 11.1 miles away); Flatonia City Hospital and Opera House (approx. 11.1 miles away but has been reported missing).
 
Also see . . .
1. Edmund Creuzbaur article in Handbook of Texas. (Submitted on February 4, 2014, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas.)
2. Confederate Field Artillery article in Handbook of Texas. (Submitted on February 4, 2014, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. This page has been viewed 299 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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