Photograph of a monument commemorating Dick Dowling and his forty-two Irish Patriots for their defeat over 4000 Yankees.
United States - Texas - Jefferson County - Sabine Pass
The monument is a stone with rough edges around a smooth surface with text engraved in it. A fence made of wooden posts and chains surround it. Legible text on the monument says "Commemorating The Feat of Dick Dowling and His Forty Two Irish Patriots[,] Sabine Pass, Texas. 1861 C. S. A. 1865[,] September the 8th 1893, an army of fifteen thousand Federals attacked the small fort at the Pass... Erected by the Texas Division United Daughters of the Confederacy."
The monument was installed in the center of State Highway Eighty-Seven in 1937, and was later relocated to the roadside of State Highway Eighty-Seven in the 1960s.
Port Arthur Public Library via Portal to Texas History, http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth79684/
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