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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"

 
 
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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.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Schulenburg TX 78956, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow
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By Gregory Walker, June 4, 2011
2. Location of Creuzbaur's Battery Marker
flies. Catholic Life Insurance (within shouting distance of this marker); High Hill Cemetery (approx. 1.1 miles away); Site of Former Town of Lyons (approx. 4.3 miles away); United Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery (approx. 5.3 miles away); Philadelphia Evangelical Lutheran Church (approx. 5.4 miles away); Dubina (approx. 5.7 miles away); Augustine Haidusek (approx. 8˝ miles away); The Oldest Czech Settlement (approx. 8˝ miles away).
 
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.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 4, 2014, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. This page has been viewed 477 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 4, 2014, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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