The Daily Post
, Houston, Texas
, of August 22, 1880, has the following:
A few days after the battle each man that participated in the fight was presented with a silver medal inscribed as follows: On one side ‘D. G.,’ for the Davis Guards, and on the reverse side, ‘Sabine Pass, September 8, 1863.’
Captain Odlum and Lieutenant R. W. Dowling have gone to that bourn whence no traveler returns, and but few members of the heroic band are in the land of the living, and those few reside in the city of Houston, and often meet together, and talk about the battle in which they participated on the memorable 8th of September, 1863.
The following are the names of the company who manned the guns in Fort Grigsby, and to whom the credit is due for the glorious victory:
Lieutenants R. W. Dowling and N. H. Smith; Privates Timothy McDonough, Thomas Dougherty, David Fitzgerald, Michael Monahan, John Hassett, John McKeefer, Jack W. White, Patrick McDonnell, William Gleason, Michael Carr, Thomas Hagerty, Timothy Huggins, Alexander McCabe, James Flemming, Patrick Fitzgerald, Thomas McKernon, Edward Pritchard, Charles Rheins, Timothy Hurley, John McGrath, Matthew Walshe, Patrick Sullivan, Michael Sullivan, **