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Object Name Window, Leaded
Catalog Number 0985.01.00056
Date October 1911
Description Window, Stained-glass: This is a stained glass window with lead. The central panel is of subject standing in a landscape. Flanking the central panel are side panels with additional landscapes and devices. The top panel contains a seal with crossed flags. The bottom carries the inscription: "IN MEMORY OF/DAVID OWEN DODD HUNG AS A SPY JANUARY 8,1864/NEAR ST. JOHN'S COLLEGE, LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS/ AGE 17 YEARS/HE DID NOT URGE HIS YOUTH'S FAIR CLAIM/ HE WOULD NOT TAKE A LENGTH OF DAYS/THAT LED THROUGH SUCH DISHONORED WAYS/BETTER A GRAVE THAN BLIGHTED DAYS/ OH ARKANSAS/ ERECTED OCTOBER 1911/ FROM THE UDC ARKANSAS." There was a break repaired by the maker in 1912.
Material Glass/Metal/Lead
Dimensions H-70.625 W-46.75 inches
Owned Confederate Memorial Literary Society
Made Charles F. Hogeman Company, New York City, New York
Provenance This is a memorial stained glass window to David Owen Dodd, a 17-year-old who was executed as a spy. He had mistakenly crossed Union lines in December 1863, and upon being discovered by Union troops and searched, was found with information on Union troop positions. He refused to reveal the source of the information, and was hanged on January 8, 1864, near St. John's College, Little Rock, Arkansas. He is sometimes called the "Boy Martyr of the Confederacy." This window was unveiled in the Arkansas Room of the Museum of the Confederacy (then called the Confederate Museum, inside the White House of the Confederacy) on Tuesday, November 6, 1911.
People Dodd, David Owen
Search Terms Confederate Memorial Literary Society
CMLS
White House of the Confederacy
Confederate Museum
Subjects Civilians
espionage
Executions
Hangings
spies
Spying
Teenagers
Windows
Stained glass
flags