Spaight's 11th Battalion

Spaight's 11th Battalion (HM28GQ)

Location: Port Arthur, TX 77655 Jefferson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 44.092', W 93° 53.628'

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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.
HM NumberHM28GQ
Year Placed1990
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
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Date Added Thursday, June 14th, 2018 at 1:02am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 413565 N 3289741
Decimal Degrees29.73486667, -93.89380000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 44.092', W 93° 53.628'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 44' 5.5199999999999" N, 93° 53' 37.68" W
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Area Code(s)409
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5057 Broadway St, Port Arthur TX 77655, US
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