Battle of Calcasieu Pass

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Battle of Calcasieu Pass
Part of the American Civil War
Date May 6, 1864
Location Cameron, Louisiana[1]
29°47′43.4184″N 93°18′58.13″W / 29.795394000°N 93.3161472°W / 29.795394000; -93.3161472Coordinates: 29°47′43.4184″N 93°18′58.13″W / 29.795394000°N 93.3161472°W / 29.795394000; -93.3161472
Result Confederate victory
United States United States (Union) Confederate States of America CSA (Confederacy)
Commanders and leaders
Lt. Benjamin Loring
Lt. C. W. Lamson
Col. W. H. Griffin
Battle of Calcasieu Pass is located in Louisiana
Battle of Calcasieu Pass
Location of the battle within Louisiana

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.[1] 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.


  1. ^ a b "Battle of Calcasieu Pass in Cameron, Louisiana". July 27, 2009. Retrieved October 3, 2012.