“honors a small band of heroic Confederate soldiers”
The location of a significant Civil War battlefield, Sabine Pass Battleground State Historic Site honors a small band of heroic Confederate soldiers that defeated four Union gunboats and prevented Union forces from penetrating the Texas interior in 1863. The site features a stately bronze statue of Confederate Lt. Richard “Dick” Dowling, who led the 46 men to victory, and an interpretive pavilion illustrating the story of the battle.
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Sabine Pass Battleground State Park
- Sun - Sat: 8:00 am - 5:00 am
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