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  • Title: Sabine Pass: The Confederacy's Thermopylae
  • Author: Edward T. Cotham Jr.
  • ISBN: 9780292705944
  • Page: 126
  • Format: Paperback

  • In an 1882 speech, former Confederate president Jefferson Davis made an exuberant claim That battle at Sabine Pass was remarkable than the battle at Thermopylae Indeed, Sabine Pass was the site of one of the most decisive Civil War battles fought in Texas But unlike the Spartans, who succumbed to overwhelming Persian forces at Thermopylae than two thousand yIn an 1882 speech, former Confederate president Jefferson Davis made an exuberant claim That battle at Sabine Pass was remarkable than the battle at Thermopylae Indeed, Sabine Pass was the site of one of the most decisive Civil War battles fought in Texas But unlike the Spartans, who succumbed to overwhelming Persian forces at Thermopylae than two thousand years before, the Confederate underdogs triumphed in a battle that over time has become steeped in hyperbole Providing a meticulously researched, scholarly account of this remarkable victory, Sabine Pass at last separates the legends from the evidence In arresting prose, Edward T Cotham, Jr recounts the momentous hours of September 8, 1863, during which a handful of Texans almost all of Irish descent under the leadership of Houston saloonkeeper Richard W Dowling, prevented a Union military force of than 5,000 men, 22 transport vessels, and 4 gunboats from occupying Sabine Pass, the starting place for a large invasion that would soon have given the Union control of Texas Sabine Pass sheds new light on previously overlooked details, such as the design and construction of the fort Fort Griffin that Dowling and his men defended, and includes the battle report prepared by Dowling himself The result is a portrait of a mythic event that is even provocative when stripped of embellishment.
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    Mark
    Edward Cotham's book on Sabine Pass is one of the best books I've read in a while. It's smoothly written, well-documented and annotated, and he gives the full range from minute tactical details to the big picture.From it, I can confidently say that the Confederate victory at Sabine Pass came down to one major factor: planning. The Confederates had a well-thought-out defense plan (at least on the second go-around), constructed their fortifications along those specific lines, manned them with a hi [...]

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