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FC: Sabine Pass by Sabrina Chambliss
1: the civil war was a war between the north and the south. it was about slaves, right, and beliefs. the north wanted to free all the slaves and the south thought it was their right to have slaves. there were a lot of battles in the civil war but only five in Texas. in the end the north won. but there were a lot of deaths on both sides. more people in America died in this war then all the others combined.
2: the battle of Sabine Pass was on September 8, 1863. a Union group of four gunboats and seven troop transports came into Sabine Pass and up the Sabine River with the intention of reducing Fort Griffin and landing troops to begin occupying Texas. As the gunboats approached Fort Griffin, they came under accurate fire from six cannons. | Sabine Pass
3: Sabine Pass lay at the mouth of the Sabine River along the gulf coast of Texas. The Confederates constructed a major fort there in 1861. In September 1862, a Union force captured the fort and, shortly after, the port of Galveston to the southwest.
4: . In November, Confederate General John Magruder arrived in the area. Magruder, who was an early Confederate hero in Virginia, was assigned the task of getting rid of the union people from Sabine Pass and Galveston.
5: Magruder recaptured Galveston and then turned his attention to Sabine Pass. The decks of the two Rebel ships, the Bell and the Uncle Ben, were stacked with cotton bales. Sharpshooters were placed behind the bales and the ships steamed towards the two Union ships, the Morning Light and the Velocity. The Confederates chased the Yankee ships into open water, and the sharpshooters injured many Union gunners. Both Union ships soon surrendered. Magruder's victory reopened the Texas coast for Confederate shipping.