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SYDNEY SHERMAN - Texas Hero ... 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. He 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…

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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.

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Seawolf Park - features a 3-story pavilion, the USS CAVALLA (WWII Submarine) ; the USS STEWART (destroyer escort - one of only 3 in the world); a Fishing Pier ; and a Playground. The park was built on an immigration station site and offers a three-story pavilion with a view of Galveston harbor, picnic sites, a playground area and a lighted fishing pier. Parking fee: $6

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Galveston, TX

Lectures about Galveston history: yellow fever epidemic, the Battle of Galveston, Juneteenth, Civil War blockade runners

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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.

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