I've heard second-hand reports that the storm surge from Hurricane Ike came all the way up to just before the Lake Charles airport, which is probably about 20 miles. The Calcasieu Pass battlefield was no doubt submerged at Cameron on the gulf. There is a monument honoring the dead of both sides there at the courthouse. The Sabine Pass Lighthouse, on the Louisiana side of the river, where a skirmish was fought April 18, 1863, and also figured in the Battle of Sabine Pass September 8, 1863, must have flooded. At Johnson Bayou School,just inland from the gulf, there is a monument honoring Robert E. Lee. It must have been submerged. One report said 1800 homes were flooded in Cameron Parish. This area was devastated by Hurricane Rita just three years ago. The Lake Charles area also has many flooded homes. As soon as I can, I'll go down there and check on all War Between the States sites and monuments. Pray for the people of Southwest Louisiana and Southeast Texas.