(Approximately 3 miles south)As tension mounted between the United States and Spain during the late 1890s, U. S. Representative Samuel Bronson Cooper of Texas recommended the War Department begin plans for the defense of the strategic Sabine Pass area. The Army Corps of Engineers authorized Maj. James B. Quinn, out of New Orleans, to direct construction of two forts near here on land granted by Augustus F. Kountze. Work on the batteries was under way by May 1898, one month after the formal war declaration. Government engineer J. L. Brownlee coordinated the military efforts with area residents.
|Placed By||Texas Historical Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, June 14th, 2018 at 10:04pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15R E 415428 N 3289555|
|Decimal Degrees||29.73331667, -93.87451667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 29° 43.999', W 93° 52.471'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||29° 43' 59.94" N, 93° 52' 28.26" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near Dick Dowling Rd, Port Arthur TX 77655, US|
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