TITLE

THE BATTLE OF GALVESTON

PUB. DATE
November 1992
SOURCE
Texas Gulf Historical & Biographical Record;Nov1992, Vol. 28 Issue 1, p28
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the battle of Galveston, Texas during the U.S. Civil War. After Galveston, a sea port, voted to secede from the Union during the war, fortifications were made along the coast. The Union warship South Carolina, commanded by captain James Alden, conducted a blockade of Galveston, resulting in a battle with Confederate batteries. Texas governor Francis R. Lubbock advised Confederate general Paul O. Hebert to defend the city or burn it to prevent it being taken by Union forces. A Union fleet led by commander William B. Renshaw occupied the island, until Confederate general John B. Magruder launched a joint sea and land attack and drive Union forces out. Galveston remained under Confederate control until the end of the war.
ACCESSION #
40210800

 

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