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Memorial Rites Set by Sons of Confederate Veterans, newsclipping

DD0048 Houston Chronicle Sept. 7, 1958.jpg

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Memorial Rites Set by Sons of Confederate Veterans, newsclipping

Subject

Dowling, Dick, 1838-1867

Description

Memorial services are announced to be held in remembrance of the Battle of Sabine Pass, of Sept. 8, 1863. The Albert Sydney Johnston Camp, Sons of Confederate Veterans, organized the rites, with Rev. Anton Frank of Annunciation Church giving the invocation.

Creator

Houston Chronicle

Source

"Memorial Rites Set by Sons of Confederate Veterans." Houston Chronicle, Sept. 7, 1958, Page 6, Section B.

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Published here by Rice University

Date

Sept. 7, 1958

Format

Newsclipping

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Text

Identifier

DD0047

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Memorial Rites Set by Sons of Confederates

The Albert Sydney Johnston Camp, Sons of Confederate Veterans, will hold memorial services at 2 p.m. today at the Dick Dowling statute [sic] in Hermann Park, commemoration the Battle of Sabine Pass.
Dr. Heyl Tebo, S.C.V. commander, and Frank Tritico, adjutant, will lay a wreath at the base of Dowling's statue. Rev. Anton Frank, past of Annunciation Church, will give the invocation. Dowling was a lieutenant in command of Ft. Griffith [sic] on Sabine Pass on Sept. 8, 1863, when 5000 Union troops and a Union fleet of 22 transports and four gunboats attempted an invasion of Texas. Ordered to spike his six small cannon and retreat, Dowling and the 47 men under him, the Jefferson Davis Guards, chose to fight. The Guards, mostly Irishmen from the Houston area, sank two gunboats, damaged the other two, killed or captured 350 Yankee soldiers and routed the invasion fleet with loss of most of its supplies and 200 mules and cavalry horses.

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