314 Southern Historical Society Papers.
A. A. Woodson, * W. O. Watkins,
- Ed. Weekly, * W. W. Woodson,
Clay Wooldridge, * B. H. Woodson.
NOTE. This " old roll" has been requested by numbers of mem- bers of the company, and it is made from memory; consequently, if there is an omission of any name, I hope some one will correct the mistakes and furnish the omitted names.
R. N. ALLEN, Goochland Light Artillery. Doswell Post-office, Hanover County, Va.
[From the Richmond, Va., Dispatch, February 17, 1901.]
SABINE PASS BATTLE.
A Great Achievement in History of Civilized Warfare. PARTICIPANTS DETAIL THE FACTS.
Paper Read by Mrs. Greer at Convention of United Daughters of the Confederacy Stirring Story of Gallantry.
The following was read by Mrs. Hal W. Greer, historian of Dick Downing Chapter, before the National Convention of United Daugh- ters of the Confederacy:
In this paper I write little else save the bare facts, thinking my time would be limited, but there is much more that could be written which I feel sure would interest you, and in the beginning I wish to state that most of the data in this paper was given me by Mrs. Mar- garet L. Watson, President of the "Dick Downing" Chapter, of Beaumont. Mrs. Watson received it direct from two Confederate veterans who participated in the battle, so the authenticity of the facts cannot be doubted.
The most remarkable, and so far as the writer is informed, unre- corded battle of the war between the States was fought at Sabine Pass, Texas, on September 8, 1863.
Those who took part in the battle called themselves the " Davis Guards." The company was organized at Camp Kyle, near Har-