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Object Name Medal, Commemorative
Catalog Number 0985.12.00044
Date 1864
Description The medal is a Mexican silver dollar with an etched edge and a white metal loop attachment at the top. "DG" is engraved on the obverse while "Sabine Pass Sept. 8th 1863" is engraved on the reverse.
Dimensions W-1.5 L-2 inches
Owned owner/user unknown
Owner Regiment 1st Texas Heavy Artillery, Co. F, "Davis Guards"
Made Gottchalk, Charles --"Ladies of Houston, Texas"
Event Battle of Sabine Pass / Second Battle of Sabine Pass
Provenance The "Ladies of Houston, Texas" made and presented the Davis Guard medal to the defenders of Sabine Pass, Texas on the first anniversary of the battle, September 8, 1864. The "ladies" made the medal from a Mexican silver dollar.
People unidentified women of Houston, Texas
Search Terms Battle of Sabine Pass / Second Battle of Sabine Pass
Subjects women
civilians
veterans
coins