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  • Collection: Dick Dowling Digital Archive

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This article describes the unveiling ceremonies of the Dick Dowling monument. The article is divided into sub-articles; interestingly, in the first, the battle is incorrectly mentioned as taking place in 1862, whereas later in the article, the…

DD0005.pdf
A historian from the United Confederate Veterans compiles a "revised roster" of the heroes of the Battle of Sabine Pass. One of the heroes listed is Dick Dowling.

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Page 36 of an 87 page handwritten diary.
Dates of entire diary cover Nov. 21, 1862 to August 6, 1863. This page is January 4-5, 1863.

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Contains description of the battle of Sabine Pass, the heroes and people involved, and a description of the award ceremony given to Dick Dowling's daughter.

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This is a brief, contemporary summary of the Battle of Sabine Pass, which had happened just a few days prior to the paper's publication, submitted by an "Uncle Ben." The paragraph gives a chronological account of the battle in a largely objective…

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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…

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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…

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…

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…

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.