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…
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.
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.
Dredging Up Civil War History in Galveston Bay | History | Houstonia Dredging Up Civil War History in Galveston Bay Texas A&M researchers are uncovering the fascinating remains of a Union battleship sunk during the Battle of Galveston.