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Major Richard W. Dowling

Knock, Tuam 1838 - Houston 1867
the victorious commander at the Second Battle of Sabine Pass in the American Civil War, and is considered Houston, Texas's first prominent citizen and hero
(Wikipedia)
(artist?)
1998

Tuam - Tuaim /  Major Richard W. Dowling   Tuam - Tuaim /  Major Richard W. Dowling

Description

Bronze plaque with relief portrait.

Inscription(s)

Major Richard W. (Dick) Dowling, C.S.A., 1837-1867

Born Knock, Tuam; Settled Houston Texas, 1857; Outstanding
business and civic leader. Joined Irish Davis Guards in
American Civil War. With 47 men foiled Invasion of Texas
by 5000 federal troops at Sabine Pass, 8 Sept. 1863,
a feat of superb gunnery, formed first oil company in Texas;
Died aged 30 of yellow fever.

This plaque was unveiled by Col. J.B. Collerain
31 May 1998

Signature

(unreadable)

Sculptor

Tags

Location (N 53°30'52" - W 8°51'5")

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