ISBN-10:
0292705948
ISBN-13:
9780292705944
Pub. Date:
10/01/2004
Publisher:
University of Texas Press
Sabine Pass: The Confederacy's Thermopylae / Edition 1

Sabine Pass: The Confederacy's Thermopylae / Edition 1

by Edward T. Cotham

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ISBN-13: 9780292705944
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 10/01/2004
Series: Clifton and Shirley Caldwell Texas Heritage Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 290
Sales rank: 842,914
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.65(d)

About the Author

Edward T. Cotham, Jr., is an independent scholar based in Houston, Texas. He has served as president of the Houston Civil War Roundtable and is the author of Battle on the Bay: The Civil War Struggle for Galveston.

Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • 1. Setting the Scene
  • 2. The Admiral and the Forts
  • 3. Attacking Texas
  • 4. From Bar to Battle
  • 5. Cottonclads with Cannon
  • 6. Planning a Victory
  • 7. Texas Is the Target
  • 8. Sabine Pass as a Stepping-Stone
  • 9. The Navy Makes Its Plans
  • 10. The Expedition Departs
  • 11. Revising the Plan
  • 12. "Hold the Fort at All Hazards"
  • 13. Attack of the Gunboats
  • 14. Praise and Blame
  • 15. The War Ends for Fort Griffin
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix 1: Report of Lieut. R. W. Dowling, Company "F," Cook's (Texas) Artillery, Concerning the Battle of Sabine Pass
  • Appendix 2: Annotated List of Sabine Pass Battle Participants
  • Appendix 3: Union Casualties at the Battle of Sabine Pass
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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This is the best book on a truly remarkable battle. Beautifully written and extremely well researched. One of the best books on the Civil War in Texas. Reads like a novel.