Richard Dowling

Richard Dowling (HM28JL)

Location: Port Arthur, TX 77655 Jefferson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 43.957', W 93° 52.387'

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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:
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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
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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
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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



and twelve hundred men of the Federal Army thus saving Texas from invasion by the enemy.
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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.
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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
Details
HM NumberHM28JL
Series This marker is part of the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series
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Year Placed1936
Placed ByState of Texas
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, June 15th, 2018 at 10:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 415563 N 3289476
Decimal Degrees29.73261667, -93.87311667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 43.957', W 93° 52.387'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 43' 57.42" N, 93° 52' 23.22" W
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Area Code(s)409
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Dick Dowling Rd, Port Arthur TX 77655, US
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