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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:
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This lantern and watchroom once made up the top 20 feet of the Sabine Bank lighthouse, which originally towered 72 feet above the water in the Gulf of Mexico.
The lighthouse was fabricated in Detroit, Michigan and shipped to Sabine by railway in …
the feat of
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 L…
Union Casualties at the Battle of Sabine Pass
September 8, 1863
United States Navy
Exec. Officer Robert Rhodes
Michael Driscoll, Landsman
75th Regt. New York Volunteers
Pvt. Henry Raymond, Co. A
Pvt. Luther D.…
Renowned for brilliant Civil War victory, Sept. 8, 1863. Confederates in this fort repulsed a fleet seeking to land thousands of Federal soldiers.
Lt. Richard W. Dowling (1838-1867), in civilian life a Houston businessman, commanded fort during e…
To protect Texas against Federal invasion during the Civil War, Confederate General John B. Magruder ordered the construction of a fort on September 4, 1863, four days before the famous Confederate victory won by Dick Dowling and his small company…
As tension mounted between the United States and Spain during the late 1890s, U. S. Representative Samuel Bronson Cooper of Texas recommended the War Department begin plans for the defense of the strategic Sabine Pass area. The Army Corps of Engin…
The natural coastal cut of Sabine Pass has long been an important military strategic point, as evidenced by the battle that took place here during the Civil War. It was no less significant in World War II, when it became one of the primary points …
After Texas seceded from the Union at the onset of the Civil War, the state's ports were included in a Union blockade of the South. The proximity of Sabine Pass to Galveston made it a strategic point for both the Union and Confederacy. In January …
Federal forces in the Civil War failed in most of their early efforts to capture Texas. In the fall of 1863, after taking New Orleans and Vicksburg, their leaders attacked Western Louisiana in a renewed effort. They wished to divert valuable stock…