(7.5 Miles West)To protect Texas against Federal invasion during the Civil War, Confederate General John B. Magruder ordered the construction of a fort on September 4, 1863, four days before the famous Confederate victory won by Dick Dowling and his small company against Union ships and gunboats at Sabine Pass. After the Federal retreat, the Confederate coastal defense program continued, since Federal blockading vessels still patrolled Gulf waters and the threat of more invasions was feared.
|Placed By||Texas Historical Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, June 14th, 2018 at 10:04pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15R E 415430 N 3289555|
|Decimal Degrees||29.73331667, -93.87450000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 29° 43.999', W 93° 52.47'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||29° 43' 59.94" N, 93° 52' 28.2" W|
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|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling North|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near Dick Dowling Rd, Port Arthur TX 77655, US|
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