The San Jacinto Monument is the tallest free standing monument in the world and it is taller than the Washington Monument.

The San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site includes the location of the Battle of San Jacinto, and the USS Texas. It is located off the Houston Ship Channel in LaPorte, Texas. The site was designated a National Historic Landmark in

William Bainbridge Renshaw died in an explosion of his ship during the Second Battle of Galveston January 1st 1863.

William Bainbridge Renshaw died in an explosion of his ship during the Second Battle of Galveston January (Postmortem photo, notice stand holding up)

Look at what our navy had during ww2! Made 15 years prior but still! War front because its a war ship

USS Texas (BB Some of the most impressive technology seen from the war. The USS Texas is a battleship in the U. Navy, and Navy that would become the largest in the world.

Battle of Galveston

The Battle of Galveston was a naval and land battle that occurred on January during the American Civil War when Confederate forces under Maj.

Terry's Texas Rangers 24th Reunion

Terry's Texas Rangers Reunion banner -- husband's great great grandfather (from Shelby County, Texas) was part of this group.

The Second Battle of Galveston on January 1st 1863 was a land and naval fight between Confederates and the occupying Union troops in Galveston Texas.

The Second Battle of Galveston on January 1863 was a land and naval fight between Confederates and the occupying Union troops in Galveston Texas.

David G. Burnet - First President of the Republic of Texas. Most Texans recognize Sam Houston's profile, but how many recognize the first President of the Republic of Texas?  It was said he carried a gun in one pocket and a Bible in the other, and spent most of his time in office in peril and gloom trying to escape the Mexican army and survive an attempted overthrow by political enemies in the Texas army after San Jacinto. Born 1788, died 1870.  He is buried on Galveston Island.

Burnet - was selected as interim first President of the Republic of Texas March 17 until Houston was elected in the first Texas presidential election held September 5 later that year. Born died He is buried on Galveston Island.

Thomas Green - Civil War Confederate Brigadier General. He entered the Civil War as a Colonel in the brigade of General H. H. Sibley and saw service in New Mexico. In 1863, he was promoted Brigadier General in command of the Texas Confederate forces, participated in the Battle of Galveston and at Mansfield and Pleasant Hill, Louisiana. At the Battle of Blair's Landing, April 12, 1864, he was killed at short range by the cannon of a Federal gunboat on the Red River.

Thomas Green - Civil War Confederate Brigadier General. He entered the Civil War as a Colonel in the brigade of General H. H. Sibley and saw service in New Mexico. In 1863, he was promoted Brigadier General in command of the Texas Confederate forces, participated in the Battle of Galveston and at Mansfield and Pleasant Hill, Louisiana. At the Battle of Blair's Landing, April 12, 1864, he was killed at short range by the cannon of a Federal gunboat on the Red River.

Battleship of Texas and the San Jacinto Monument

Battleship of Texas and the San Jacinto Monument. Very somber since the Battle of San Jacinto was fought on those grounds.

Fun shark facts did you notice the bottom where it says left handed people using right handed equipment Is more likely to cause death than a shark attack....

Shark attack is truly a terrifying experience for the victim. This infographic contains information and statistics on the relative risk of shark attacks. Find out how a shark attacks and prevent from being a victim.

The First Battle of Galveston was primarily a naval battle fought October 4th 1862 in the harbor of Galveston, Texas.

The First Battle of Galveston was primarily a naval battle fought October 4 th 1862 in the harbor of Galveston, Texas. The Union beg.

USS Texas

Dreadnought era battleship USS Texas late in 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. Incorrect, shes docked in La Porte, Texas.

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