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Sabine Pass in Jefferson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Spaight's 11th Battalion

 
 
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By Brian Anderson, June 10, 2018
1. Spaight's 11th Battalion Marker
Inscription.  Commanded by Col. Ashley W. Spaight, the 11th Battalion of Texas Volunteers, Confederate States Army, was nicknamed the "Swamp Angels." Tracing its origins to the "Sabine Pass Guards" militia formed in 1861, the battalion served during the Civil War to defend the Texas Gulf Coast and Louisiana borders from Federal incursions. Many of them lost their lives during an 1862 yellow fever epidemic at Sabine Pass. The battalion was comprised of southeast Texas residents, many of whom became community and business leaders after the war.
 
Erected 1990 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 10567.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 29° 44.092′ N, 93° 53.628′ W. Marker is in Sabine Pass, Texas, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Broadway Street, on the right when traveling south. Marker is one of several located within Lions Community Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sabine Pass TX 77655, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sabine Bank Lighthouse (a few steps from this
Spaight's 11th Battalion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, June 10, 2018
2. Spaight's 11th Battalion Marker
marker); 1886 Hurricane at Sabine Pass (a few steps from this marker); City of Sabine and Sabine Pass (a few steps from this marker); Fort Sabine (within shouting distance of this marker); Dick Dowling (approx. 0.2 miles away); Beach Road (approx. 0.2 miles away); Spanish-American War Fortifications (approx. 1.2 miles away); Fort Manhassett (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sabine Pass.
 
Also see . . .  Eleventh Texas Infantry Battalion [Spaight's] - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on June 13, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 14, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 12, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas. This page has been viewed 109 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 13, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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