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

Dick Dowling

 
 
Dick Dowling Marker image. Click for full size.
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 by the Texas Division United Daughters of the Confederacy.
 
Erected 1937 by Texas Division United Daughters of the Confederacy.
 
Location. 29° 43.958′ N, 93° 53.689′ W. Marker is in Sabine Pass, Texas, in Jefferson County. Marker 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.
 
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, 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.
 
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 72 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on June 14, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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