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


Bronze plaque with relief portrait.


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





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