Galveston, TX

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William Bozic, Houston, TX
Dr. Carroll Messer, College Station, TX
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Battle of Galveston 150th Anniversary

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Galveston Cemetery:

1. Battle Summary: Galveston, TX
2. The Battle of Galveston -- 1 January 1863
3. Battle of Galveston - Wikipedia
4. Galveston During the Civil War
5. GALVESTON.COM: Galveston, Texas History
6. Historic Markers - Galveston Historical Foundation TX2878

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Ashton Villa
Battle of Galveston Monument
Battle of Galveston Museum   2
Channel Obstructions
Confederate Monument
Confederate Troop Position
CSA Signal Corps Building
Dignified Resignation
E. B. Nichols & Co Building
Entrance to Galveston Bay
First Artillery Shot of Battle
Fort Point
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Galveston Bay
Galveston Cemetery
Galveston County CSA Monument
Galveston CSA
Galveston Island Marker
Galveston Quarantine Station
Hendley Building (1859)
Hendley Building (Now)

Hendley Building Shell Damage
Hendley Row
Menard House
Michael Branaman Menard
Museum   2
Pelican Island   2
Sacred Heart Church
SS Selma in Galveston Bay
SS Selma Texas Historical Marker
US Custom House   2
US Custom House (1857) Interpretive Sign
USS Cavalla
USS Seawolf
USS Steward

(July 16, 2004) Enlarge This is the US Custom House located on the corner of 20th Street and Post Office Street in Galveston, Texas. It is close to The Strand. A Texas Civil War Monument erected in 1998 is to the left of the building almost hidden by a tree. The Custom House is a Civil War structure which is now home to the Galveston Historical Foundation.
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(September 9, 2014) Enlarge Front and back views of the Great Stairs inside of the Custom House in Galveston. The ornate stairs were manufactured in New England and shipped to Galveston and assembled in the Custom's House in a last desperate rush to get it finished early 1861 before the war started.
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(September 9, 2014) Enlarge Back of the stairs.
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(September 9, 2014) Enlarge The Custom House.
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(July 16, 2004) Enlarge The is the site of part of the Confederate position during the Battle of Galveston on January 1, 1863 taken from the Union position across the street at the Hensley Building. The street is now known as The Strand and is a popular tourist location.
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(July 16, 2004) Enlarge There is a large Confederate Monument on Broadway (main road) in Galveston and a Confederate Fountain at the Galveston County Courthouse. This monument is located behind a tree next to the parking area on the grounds of the US Custom House in Galveston. The US Custom House is at the intersection of Post Office Street and 20th Street. The Building is home to the Galveston Historical Foundation.


Remembers the valor and devotion of the military combatants and civilian inhabitants of Galveston during the Civil War.

On Oct 9, 1862, a Union naval force landed at Galveston and raised the U.S. flag at the customhouse, but on Jan 1, 1863, in the Battle of Galveston, Confederate units under Maj. Gen. J. B. Magruder recaptured the city, utilizing only field artillery and two steamboats protected with cotton bales to defeat Union gunboats and a small infantry force on board the "cottonclad" steamboats, under command of Maj. Leon Smith, were volunteers led by Col. Thomas Green.
The city and its residents were continually under the guns of one side or the other, and occasionally both. From the start of the Union blockade in July 1861 until June 2, 1865, when the Confederate Army of the Trans-Mississippi surrendered at Galveston. For the civilians who remained, life in a city that was essentially an armed camp was difficult and dangerous.
On June 5, 1865, in what Capt. Benjamin Sands of the U.S. Navy called "the closing act of the Great Rebellion", his forces again raised the U.S. Flag here, finally bringing under Union control the last major port still in Confederate hands. On June 19, 1865, Union Gen. Gordon Granger issued an order in Galveston stating the Emancipation Proclamation was in effect in Texas. That event, later celebrated as "Juneteenth" confirmed the end of slavery in the state.
A memorial not only to Texans who served in the military, but also to those who endured hardships at home.
Erected by the State of Texas 1998

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(July 16, 2004) Enlarge Texas Battle of Galveston Monument
Participants at the Battle of Galveston, included elements of these Confederate Forces
Cook's Regiment of 1st Texas Heavy Artillery
Elmore's 20th Texas Infantry
4th Texas Cavalry
5th Texas Cavalry
7th Texas Cavalry
DeBray's 26th Texas Cavalry
Pyron's 2nd Texas Mounted Rifles
Griffin's 21st Texas Infantry  
                       Davidson's 1st Cavalry Battalion
Texas State Militia
Engineer Corps
Martin's 10th Texas Cavalry Battalion
Daly's Company of Cavalry
Texas Marine Department including ships
Bayou City, Neptune, John F. Carr,
Lucy Gwinn, Royal Yacht
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