GALVESTON, BATTLE OF | The Handbook of Texas Online| Texas State Historical Association (TSHA)

GALVESTON, BATTLE OF | The Handbook of Texas Online| Texas State Historical Association (TSHA)

Dreadnought era battleship USS Texas late in WW2 showing the massively enhanced anti-aircraft armament carried at that stage of the war by capital ships of all navies.  She is preserved in Galveston, Texas.

Dreadnought era battleship USS Texas late in WW2 showing the massively enhanced anti-aircraft armament carried at that stage of the war by capital ships of all navies. She is preserved in Galveston, Texas.

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SYDNEY SHERMAN ... outfitted a volunteer force of 52 Kentuckians who left for Texas at the close of 1835. They brought with them the only flag the Texians had to fly during the Battle of San Jacinto. Sherman was placed in charge of Houston's 2nd Regiment of Texas Volunteers. Sherman led the left wing of the Texian army at San Jacinto, and it was he who was credited with the cry: "Remember the Alamo!" At the start of the Civil War, Sherman was appointed Commandant of Galveston. He died in…

SYDNEY SHERMAN ... outfitted a volunteer force of 52 Kentuckians who left for Texas at the close of 1835. They brought with them the only flag the Texians had to fly during the Battle of San Jacinto. Sherman was placed in charge of Houston's 2nd Regiment of Texas Volunteers. Sherman led the left wing of the Texian army at San Jacinto, and it was he who was credited with the cry: "Remember the Alamo!" At the start of the Civil War, Sherman was appointed Commandant of Galveston. He died in…

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Battle of Galveston

Battle of Galveston

Battle of Galveston. Battle of Galveston. "Battle of Galveston"

Battle of Galveston. Battle of Galveston. "Battle of Galveston"

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Battle of Galveston. Battle of Galveston. "Battle of Galveston"

Battle of Galveston. Battle of Galveston. "Battle of Galveston"

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Battle of Galveston Commemoration: Friday, January 11 – Sunday, January 13, 2013, Galveston Historical Foundation will mark the 150th anniversary of the Civil War Battle of Galveston. The Battle of Galveston, which took place during the early morning hours of January 1, 1863, is widely acknowledged as the most important military event in Galveston’s history.

Battle of Galveston Commemoration: Friday, January 11 – Sunday, January 13, 2013, Galveston Historical Foundation will mark the 150th anniversary of the Civil War Battle of Galveston. The Battle of Galveston, which took place during the early morning hours of January 1, 1863, is widely acknowledged as the most important military event in Galveston’s history.

On the eve of the Civil War, Galveston was a jewel of the Gulf Coast—a booming city with a fine natural harbor and all the commerce and culture that attended it. Galveston was also home to the largest slave market west of New Orleans and a hotbed of secessionist sentiment. Once the war started, Galveston became the focus of Union efforts to take Texas, and Confederate efforts to defend it. Discover the role the Island City played during the war, including the dramatic Battle of Galveston.

On the eve of the Civil War, Galveston was a jewel of the Gulf Coast—a booming city with a fine natural harbor and all the commerce and culture that attended it. Galveston was also home to the largest slave market west of New Orleans and a hotbed of secessionist sentiment. Once the war started, Galveston became the focus of Union efforts to take Texas, and Confederate efforts to defend it. Discover the role the Island City played during the war, including the dramatic Battle of Galveston.

Battle of Galveston. The Battle of Galveston, which took place during the early morning hours of January 1, 1863, is widely acknowledged as the most important military event in Galveston's history.

Battle of Galveston. The Battle of Galveston, which took place during the early morning hours of January 1, 1863, is widely acknowledged as the most important military event in Galveston's history.

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