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Depiction of Confederate History by the UDC

Stained Glass Confederate Memorial

A leaded stained glass window commemorates Confederate lieutenant Richard "Dick" Dowling and his artillerymen who defeated a Union flotilla attempting to invade Texas at the Second Battle of Sabine Pass on September 8, 1863. Dowling, in the foreground, is depicted with field glasses and a sword as his men fire upon the Union ships. "Citizens of Texas veterans [and] Daughters of Confederacy" commissioned the memorial in 1907.

Original Author: Charles F. Hogeman Company, New York City, New York; Alan Thompson, photographer

Created: 1907

Medium: Leaded stained glass window

Courtesy of The American Civil War Museum, Richmond, VA

A Pageant Dedicated to Confederate "Heroines"
Participants in the pageant titled "Heroines of the Confederacy" pose for a group photograph on November 17, 1932. Organized by Mrs. John H. Anderson, the historian-general of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, the pageant was presented at the organization's general convention in Memphis, Tennessee. The women represented various figures deemed "heroic" in their defense of the Confederate cause. Among them were Varina Davis, the wife of the Confederate president Jefferson Davis; Rose O'Neal Greenhow, a Confederate spy; and Captain Sally Tompkins, a Confederate nurse and the only woman given a commission in the Confederate army.

 

Original Author: Goodman Photography

Created: November 17, 1932

Medium: Photographic print

Courtesy of Collections of the Confederate Memorial Literary Society managed by the Virginia Historical Society by agreement of January 1, 2014

Confederate Pageant

Portions of a printed program are pasted onto the back of a photograph showing the participants in a United Daughters of the Confederacy presentation of "Southern History in Song and Story," performed at the organization's convention in Memphis, Tennessee, on November 17, 1932. A historical pageant featured the "Heroines of the Confederacy," which included portrayals of Varina Davis, the wife of Confederate president Jefferson Davis; Rose O'Neal Greenhow, a Confederate spy; and Captain Sally Tompkins, a Confederate nurse and the only woman given a commission in the Confederate army. Songs included "Dixie is the Land of Glory." 

Original Author: United Daughters of the Confederacy

Created: 1932

Medium: Printed program

Courtesy of Collections of the Confederate Memorial Literary Society managed by the Virginia Historical Society by agreement of January 1, 2014

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  • Stained Glass Confederate Memorial

    A leaded stained glass window commemorates Confederate lieutenant Richard "Dick" Dowling and his artillerymen who defeated a Union flotilla attempting to invade Texas at the Second Battle of Sabine Pass on September 8, 1863. Dowling, in the foreground, is depicted with field glasses and a sword as his men fire upon the Union ships. "Citizens of Texas veterans [and] Daughters of Confederacy" commissioned the memorial in 1907.

    Original Author: Charles F. Hogeman Company, New York City, New York; Alan Thompson, photographer

    Created: 1907

    Medium: Leaded stained glass window

    Courtesy of The American Civil War Museum, Richmond, VA

  • A Pageant Dedicated to Confederate "Heroines"

    Participants in the pageant titled "Heroines of the Confederacy" pose for a group photograph on November 17, 1932. Organized by Mrs. John H. Anderson, the historian-general of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, the pageant was presented at the organization's general convention in Memphis, Tennessee. The women represented various figures deemed "heroic" in their defense of the Confederate cause. Among them were Varina Davis, the wife of the Confederate president Jefferson Davis; Rose O'Neal Greenhow, a Confederate spy; and Captain Sally Tompkins, a Confederate nurse and the only woman given a commission in the Confederate army.

     

    Original Author: Goodman Photography

    Created: November 17, 1932

    Medium: Photographic print

    Courtesy of Collections of the Confederate Memorial Literary Society managed by the Virginia Historical Society by agreement of January 1, 2014

  • Confederate Pageant

    Portions of a printed program are pasted onto the back of a photograph showing the participants in a United Daughters of the Confederacy presentation of "Southern History in Song and Story," performed at the organization's convention in Memphis, Tennessee, on November 17, 1932. A historical pageant featured the "Heroines of the Confederacy," which included portrayals of Varina Davis, the wife of Confederate president Jefferson Davis; Rose O'Neal Greenhow, a Confederate spy; and Captain Sally Tompkins, a Confederate nurse and the only woman given a commission in the Confederate army. Songs included "Dixie is the Land of Glory." 

    Original Author: United Daughters of the Confederacy

    Created: 1932

    Medium: Printed program

    Courtesy of Collections of the Confederate Memorial Literary Society managed by the Virginia Historical Society by agreement of January 1, 2014