The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 85, July 1981 - April, 1982 Page: 424
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Cover: "Dawn at the Alamo," painted by Henry Arthur McArdle,
1876-1883. Courtesy Archives Division, Texas State Library.
Henry Arthur McArdle (1836-1907) was born in Ireland and emigrated
to the United States at the age of fourteen. He studied at the Maryland
Institute for the Promotion of the Mechanic Arts and won the Peabody
Prize in 186o at the Mar)land Academy of Design. During the Civil War
he served as a draftsman for the Confederate navy and as a member of
Robert E. Lee's engineering staff. Settling in Independence, Texas, in the
winter of 1867-1868, McArdle taught art for many years at Baylor Female
College. With the encouragement of historian James T. DeShields, Mc-
Ardle painted various historical scenes of the Texas Revolution and the
Republic. Two of these, Dawn at the Alamo and The Battle of San Jacinto,
hang in the Senate Chamber at the State Capitol. The paintings reflect the
artist's conscientious research on costume, equipment, and topography.
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