Saturday, July 05, 2008

The Battle of Sabine Pass On Sept. 8, 1863

On Sept. 8, 2007, I attended the The Battle of Sabine Pass Remembrance in Sabine Pass, Texas. I never got the chance to publish the photos I took during the event due to my busy daily schedule.

Yesterday, we celebrated 4th of July with fireworks and BBQ. The United States of America went through a civil war (1861-1865) years after its independence from Great Britain and the ratification of the Constitution. More than 600,000 Americans died during the American Civil War. We need to remember those lost lives when we celebrate Independence Day. Establishing democracy, freedom, law and order is never cheap.

This thought made me spend the day editing the photos I made at the Sabine Pass Remembrance event last year. It's also a tribute to Southeast Texas, where I lived for three years before moving back to Dallas.

Thank you to my wonderful husband who always rescues me when I need to write professional cutlines.



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A member of the Edward Lea Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War reenactment group reflects on the losses at the Sabine Pass Battleground State Park and Historical Site in Sabine Pass on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2007.
On Sept. 8, 1863, 48 men repelled an attack by four warships and 1,200 men of the Union Army and Navy. No Texans were lost in the battle.



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Union reenactors of the Edward Lea Sons of Union Veterans of Civil War group march to position during the Battle of Sabine Pass anniversary at the Sabine Pass Battleground State Park and Historical Site in Sabine Pass.



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Members of the Edward Lea Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War reenactment group fire a salute at the Sabine Pass Battleground State Park and Historical Site in Sabine Pass.
The dedication of a new monument was the first event to take place at the park since Hurricane Rita destroyed it almost two years ago.



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Union reenactor David K. LaBrot, camp commander of the Edward Lea Sons of Union Veterans of Civil War, holds a United States flag during an anniversary presentation at the Sabine Pass Battleground State Park and Historical Site in Sabine Pass.



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Members of the Edward Lea Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War reenactment group carry period-accurate items during a dedication ceremony at the Sabine Pass Battleground State Park and Historical Site in Sabine Pass.



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Confederate reenactor Linda McBee of Galveston listens during comments at the Sabine Pass Battleground State Park and Historical Site in Sabine Pass.



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An Army honor guard member prepares to play Taps as a new monument is unveiled to honor the Union Casualties at the Battle of Sabine Pass during the Battle of Sabine Pass anniversary at the at the Sabine Pass Battleground State Park and Historical Site in Sabine Pass.


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