"The Big Guns of Fayette"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.
|Placed By||State Historical Survey Committee|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, October 12th, 2014 at 3:30pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||14R E 700435 N 3289353|
|Decimal Degrees||29.71816667, -96.92788333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 29° 43.09', W 96° 55.673'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||29° 43' 5.40" N, 96° 55' 40.38" W|
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|Area Code(s)||979, 361|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1727 High Hill Rd, Schulenburg TX 78956, US|
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