Sabine Pass in Jefferson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Capture of the USS Morning Light and USS Velocity
In the ensuing battle on Jan. 21, 1863, the cottonclads seized the initiative, and the engagement lasted roughly two hours. The frigate Morning Light was neutralized first, compelling the lesser-armed Velocity,
Erected 2006 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13429.)
Location. 29° 43.988′ N, 93° 52.396′ W. Marker is in Sabine Pass, Texas, in Jefferson County. Touch for map. Marker is located within the Sabine Pass Battleground State Historic Site. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6100 Dick Dowling Road, Sabine Pass TX 77655, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of Fort Griffin (within shouting distance of this marker); Richard Dowling (within shouting distance of this marker); Union Casualties at the Battle of Sabine Pass (within shouting distance of this marker); Commodore Leon Smith (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); United States Forces at the Battle of Sabine Pass (about 400 feet away); Federal Fatalities at the Battle of Sabine Pass (about 400 feet away); World War II Coastal Defenses at Sabine Pass (about 400 feet away); Fort Manhassett (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sabine Pass.
Categories. • War, US Civil • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 14, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 14, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 58 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 14, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.