Dick Dowlings Cottage

Dick Dowlings Cottage

This traditional Herds Cottage in Milltown. Co. Galway is a replica of the home cottage of Major Richard W. Dowling of the Irish Davis Guards and hero of the Battle of Sabine Pass. Born in January 1837, he settled in Houston Texas in 1857. An outstanding Businessman, Civic Leader and Fenian supporter, with 47 Davis Guards, he foiled the invasion of Texas by 5000 Federal Troops on the 8th September 1863 at the Battle of Sabine Pass. In a feat of superb gunnery "There is nothing in ancient or modern annuals of war to compare with the Irish mans defence of the Pass" quoted: President Davis of the Guards.
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Dick Dowlings Cottage

Dick Dowlings Cottage

This traditional Herds Cottage in Milltown. Co. Galway is a replica of the home cottage of Major Richard W. Dowling of the Irish Davis Guards and hero of the Battle of Sabine Pass. Born in January 1837, he settled in Houston Texas in 1857. An outstanding Businessman, Civic Leader and Fenian supporter, with 47 Davis Guards, he foiled the invasion of Texas by 5000 Federal Troops on the 8th September 1863 at the Battle of Sabine Pass. In a feat of superb gunnery "There is nothing in ancient or modern annuals of war to compare with the Irish mans defence of the Pass" quoted: President Davis of the Guards.
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Photographer:
Robert Riddell