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  • Collection: Dick Dowling Digital Archive

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In this speech, printed in the Houston Tri-Weekly Telegraph, Reverend J.J. Loomis presents a flag to the Davis guards on behalf of a group of women from Sabine Pass. He likens the battle of Sabine Pass to Thermopylae, and argues the battle was…

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This brief article with accompanying image tells contemporaries of the Dick Dowling statue's move from in front of Houston's City Hall to Sam Houston Park. It mentions that the old city hall is being converted into a bus station and that the statue…

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This article describes the arrival of federal prisoners in Houston, including a colonel, captains, lieutenants, 350 non-commissoned officers, and several "negroes" (a Negro in a sailor's uniform was a special occasion for sport for Confederate boys).…

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This article is a mix of historical facts, individual commendations, and social commentary. The author claims to recount the eye witness interview of Jack White, a participant in the Battle of Sabine Pass. He recounts that Dr. G.H. Bailey was a…

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Editorial, humorous, pseudo posthumous interview piece describes the heroic actions of Confederate leader Dick Dowling and criticizes the inauspicious placement of his statue. Commentary on the forgotten legacy of Dick Dowling.

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Byrd writes about a "Texas cowboy" that became a saint, putting his Sept. 8 or 9, 1958 article "Byrd's-Eye-View: Interview with the Hero Who Saved Us from Invasion" about Dowling into the context of his writing.

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To commemorate the Battle, a monument was placed at the battleground site. The article is an historian's account of the battle, based on information she had gathered as the historian of the Dick Dowling camp of the Daughters of the Confederacy of…

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S.O. Young encourages Confederate Veterans, especially privates, to contribute to the Dick Dowling Camp, U.C.V. so that Dick Dowling may have a monument over his currently-unmarked grave in a Houston cemetery. He provides the work of Mrs. Margaret L.…

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This article attempts to explain the business agreement made 71 years ago between John M. Fennerty, J. Riordan, and Richard W. (Dick) Dowling to engage in the leasing of Texas lands for the purpose of developing resources. The article mentions this…

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Newspaper article that describe the event of unveiling the statue of Dick Dowling, his sister, the statue itself, the history of funding for the statue and a history of the Battle of Sabine pass. This article also include a list of the people in the…