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Sabine Pass in Jefferson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Dick Dowling

 
 
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By Brian Anderson, June 10, 2018
1. Dick Dowling Marker
Inscription.  
Commemorating
the feat of
Dick Dowling
and his forty two Irish patriots
Sabine Pass, Texas.

1861 C.S.A. 1865

"September the 8th 1863, an army of fifteen thousand Federals attacked the small fort at the Pass; the brave little garrison under Lieut. Dick Dowling without the loss of a man disabled and captured three of the gunboats and three hundred and fifty prisoners."
 
Erected 1937 by Texas Division United Daughters of the Confederacy.
 
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy series list.
 
Location. 29° 43.958′ N, 93° 53.689′ W. Marker is in Sabine Pass, Texas, in Jefferson County. Memorial is on South Gulfway Drive (State Highway 87), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5310 South Gulfway Drive, Sabine Pass TX 77655, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Beach Road (here, next to this marker); Fort Sabine (about 800 feet away,
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measured in a direct line); City of Sabine and Sabine Pass (approx. 0.2 miles away); 1886 Hurricane at Sabine Pass (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sabine Bank Lighthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Spaight's 11th Battalion (approx. 0.2 miles away); Spanish-American War Fortifications (approx. 1.2 miles away); Fort Manhassett (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sabine Pass.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 14, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas. This page has been viewed 155 times since then and 18 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on June 14, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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