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

Richard Dowling

 
 
Richard Dowling Marker Front image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, June 10, 2018
1. Richard Dowling Marker Front
Inscription.
Center Front Panel

In memory of Lt. Richard W. Dowling and his men. Texas remembers the faithfulness and valor of her sons and commends their heroic example to future generations.

The Men Who Fought with Lt. Dowling Were:
Left Front Panel

Second Lt. N. H. Smith - Dr. Geo. H. Bailey - Patrick Abbott - Michael Carr - Abner R. Carter - Pat Clair - James Corcoran - Thos. Daugherty - Hugh Deagan - Michael Delaney - Dan. Donovan - Jno. Drummond - Michael Eagan - Pat Fitzgerald - James Fleming - John Flood - William Gleason - Tom Hagerty - William Hardy - John Hassett - John Hennessey - James Higgins - Tim Huggins

Right Front Panel

Tim Hurley - William L. Jett - Pat Malone - Alex McCabe - Pat McDonnell - Tim McDonough - John McGrath - John McKeever - Michl. McKernan - Dan McMurray - Jno. McNealis - Michl. Monoghan - Peter O' Hara - Lawrence Plunkett - Maurice Powers - Edw. Pritchard - Charles Rheins - Michl. Sullivan - Pat Sullivan - Thomas Sullivan - Mathew Walsh - John T. Westley - John W. White - Joseph Wilson

Center Rear Panel

At this site on Sept. 8th, 1863 Dick Dowling and forty-seven men comprising Company F, Texas Heavy Artillery Jefferson Davis Guards C.S.A., from a mud fort repulsed an attack made by four warships
Richard Dowling Marker Rear image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, June 10, 2018
2. Richard Dowling Marker Rear
and twelve hundred men of the Federal Army thus saving Texas from invasion by the enemy.

Left Rear Panel

Thus it will be seen that we captured with forty-seven men two gunboats mounting thirteen guns of the heaviest caliber and about three hundred and fifty prisoners. All my men behaved like heroes, not a man flinched from his post. Our motto was victory or death.
Official report of Lt. Richard W. Dowling.

Right Rear Panel

There is no parallel in ancient or modern warfare to the victory of Dowling and his men at Sabine Pass considering the great odds against which they had to contend.
Jefferson Davis
 
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 10509.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
 
Location. 29° 43.957′ N, 93° 52.387′ W. Marker is in Sabine Pass, Texas, in Jefferson County. Touch for map. Memorial is located within the Sabine Pass Battleground State Historic Site. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6100 Dick Dowling Road, Sabine Pass TX 77655, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of Fort Griffin (a few steps from this marker);
Richard Dowling Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, June 10, 2018
3. Richard Dowling Marker
Markers visible in this photo from left to right are: Union Casualties at the Battle of Sabine Pass, Site of Fort Griffin, Commodore Leon Smith, and Richard Dowling.
Union Casualties at the Battle of Sabine Pass (a few steps from this marker); Commodore Leon Smith (within shouting distance of this marker); Capture of the USS Morning Light and USS Velocity (within shouting distance of this marker); World War II Coastal Defenses at Sabine Pass (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Manhassett (about 500 feet away); Spanish-American War Fortifications (about 500 feet away); United States Forces at the Battle of Sabine Pass (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sabine Pass.
 
Also see . . .
1. Dowling, Richard William - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on June 15, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.) 

2. Davis Guards - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on June 15, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 15, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 14, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 65 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 15, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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