The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 104, July 2000 - April, 2001 Page: 394
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Cover: The Attack on Sabine Pass, September 8, 1863. Lithograph, 6% x 91/4
inches. From Harper's Weekly, Oct. io, 1863. Courtesy Perry-Castaieda Li-
brary, the University of Texas at Austin.
The Battle of Sabine Pass, like other Civil War conflicts fought in
Louisiana, was seen by Texans as part of a larger effort to protect their
own backyard. At Sabine Pass, Confederate forces turned back one of
several Union attempts to invade and occupy part of Texas during the
Civil War. In an article on the assault of Fort Butler, Louisiana, which
begins on page 333 of this issue, author Donald Frazier points out that,
as one Texas soldier put it, "The battles of Texas will be fought in
Louisiana. And there it behooves us to strike for our homes." Texans in-
deed played a significant role at Fort Butler and other Confederate mili-
tary operations in Louisiana and throughout the various theaters of the
Civil War. Brad Clampitt's article, which begins on page 365 of this is-
sue, discusses Camp Groce, a Confederate prison near Hempstead,
which housed some Union prisoners captured during the Battle of
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