"Monument is Now Unveiled: Houston Pays Tribute to Memory of a Hero" newsclipping
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 correct year of 1863 is given. This first sub-article begins with sentimental praise for Irish Confederates and the aging or dead Confederate soldiers in general, and goes on to describe the joyous and crowded celebrations of the day. The second sub-article describes the monument in detail with the full contents of the inscription, even the entire roster. The next sub-article is a poem written by a Mrs. Ellen R. Croom of Wharton, which praises the heroes of Sabine Pass and invites the veterans back to Houston to honor Dick Dowling. Interestingly, this sub-article mentions repeatedly the "forty-one" men who fought with Dowling, while elsewhere in the article and in the "Three Out of Forty-Seven" article on the front page of the same paper, the number is given as forty-seven. The final sub-article is a brief history of the battle, written by Dudley D. Bryan, which is continued on page 11.
Croom, Ellen R.
Bryan, Dudley D.
"Monument is Now Unveiled," Houston Chronicle, 17 March 1905, 9-11.
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Blog post: http://dowlingmap.blogs.rice.edu/2011/02/23/a-glorious-affair/