"Three Out of Forty-Seven: Trio of Sabine Pass Heroes Received With Cheers" newsclipping
This article records the celebratory visit of three of the actual heroes of Sabine Pass to Houston over 40 years after the battle. These men (David Fitzgerald, R. C. O'Hara, and John A. Drummond) came for St. Patrick's Day and the unveiling of the Dick Dowling monument, and were part of a parade. The article has several sub-articles, one of them concerning the number of less-famous Confederate veterans from various surrounding cities who were also in town, and another describing the company's remembrance of a "late lamented" John H. Reagan. Another sub-article describes the unveiling of the statue, complete with speeches by the mayor of Houston and the governor of Texas, and the last sub-article is a brief suggestion of the hardships endured by the hero Dowling throughout his life.
"Three Out of Forty-Seven: Trio of Sabine Pass Heroes Received With Cheers," Houston Chronicle, 17 March 1905, 1.
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Blog post: http://dowlingmap.blogs.rice.edu/2011/02/23/a-glorious-affair/