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  • Collection: Dick Dowling Digital Archive

Dick Dowling and the Battle of Sabine Pass Lecture.mp3
This lecture was delivered by Dr. W. Caleb McDaniel at the Houston Museum of Natural Science on April 24, 2012.

Dowling at Emancipation Park.mp3
This 9-minute audio tour, prepared by undergraduate students at Rice University in 2011, was made to be heard while visiting Emancipation Park and Dowling Street in Houston's Third Ward.

DowlingCastStatue.mp3
This six-minute audio tour, prepared by undergraduate students at Rice University in 2011, was made to be heard while visiting the Dick Dowling statue at Hermann Park. It provides information about the history of the statue's construction, its…

DowlingCastCemetery.mp3
This 5-minute audio tour, prepared by an undergraduate student at Rice University in 2011, was made to be heard while visiting St. Vincent's Cemetery at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Houston. It provides information about the various…

milbyad.tiff
This notice about two enslaved men captured in Robertson county appeared in an 1860 newspaper published in Houston. Next to it is the city business directory listing local businessmen, including William Marsh Rice and H. H. Milby, the proprietor of…

dowlingcensus-01.pdf
These images show several, non-consecutive pages of the 1860 Slave Schedule of the federal census for Harris County that contain Richard W. (Dick) Dowling's name. They indicate that Dowling "rented" the labor of enslaved workers from Houston…

DD0033.pdf
The article starts by introducing the Commander of the Dick Dowling Camp, Beavens. It then goes on to describe the Davis Guards' victory at Sabine Pass and then describes the event in 1889 when Dowling’s daughter was presented with a medal…

2-hawkins-wilson-l.jpg
Handwritten letter. This image only includes one side of the letter.

nestell_1-011.jpg
Includes a narrative by Nestell of the naval action at Sabine Pass and his subsequent captivity as a prisoner of war [POW].