Battle of Calcasieu Pass
|Battle of Calcasieu Pass|
|Part of the American Civil War|
|United States (Union)||CSA (Confederacy)|
|Commanders and leaders|
|Lt. Benjamin Loring
Lt. C. W. Lamson
|Col. W. H. Griffin|
The Battle of Calcasieu Pass was a minor skirmish fought on May 6, 1864, at the mouth of the Calcasieu River in southwestern Louisiana, during the American Civil War. It resulted in a Confederate victory.
The engagement was between the forces of Confederate Col. W. H. Griffin and Union Lieutenants Benjamin Loring and C. W. Lamson. In the battle, Confederates fought and captured two Union gunboats (Wave and Granite City) and later converted them into blockade runners.
- "Battle of Calcasieu Pass in Cameron, Louisiana". StoppingPoints.com. July 27, 2009. Retrieved October 3, 2012.
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