Dead Confederates, A Civil War Era Blog


Posted in Memory by Andy Hall on April 8, 2012

Small stories that don’t warrant larger posts all their own.

Any more worthwhile stories out there? Put ’em in the comments.

Image: Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield; WICR 31991.


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  1. Caleb McDaniel (@wcaleb) said, on April 10, 2012 at 10:31 am

    You might be interested in knowing about a new exhibit on Dick Dowling and the Battle of Sabine Pass that my students and I built at Rice and recently released. (More information on my blog.)

    I was sorry to miss your HMNS lecture because of scheduling conflicts, by the way, but hope you might enjoy looking through this exhibit. Would love to have your feedback!

    • Andy Hall said, on April 10, 2012 at 10:37 am

      Thanks. Prof. McDaniel will be giving his own talk on Dowling on Tuesday, April 24 at the Houston Museum of Natural Science at 6:30 p.m. It should be a great evening. Here’s the description:

      For a century and a half, the Irish Houstonian Richard W. “Dick” Dowling has been remembered as a Confederate hero who saved Texas from invasion by federal troops with his victory at the Battle of Sabine Pass. His statue still stands in the corner of Hermann Park. This lecture will take a fresh view of Dowling’s famous battle from the perspective of another Houston landmark, Emancipation Park, by placing Dowling and Sabine Pass in the context of slavery and emancipation before and during the Civil War. Audience members will also be introduced to a new online archive of historical documents and materials related to Dowling, enabling them to study Dowling on their own and trace the changes in his image over time in Houston and beyond.

  2. Caleb McDaniel (@wcaleb) said, on April 10, 2012 at 11:03 am

    Appreciate the plug. If you’re there, it would be great to meet. I really enjoy the blog!

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