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

Deep in the heart of Texas history lies the Battle of San Jacinto. The San Jacinto Monument and Museum is part of the San Jacinto Battleground State historical complex maintained by the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department. Every year San Jacinto Day.

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…

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…

Emancipation Day, TX pictures | HarrietLane. Rebel Gun-boats. Owasco. Westfieldbeing blown up ...

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

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.

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.

A Day in the Life of the Civil War: He Would Not Surrender His Ship

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

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.

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.

The Battle Of Galveston (Kaptain Kobold) Tags: galveston game fire miniatures texas smoke ships battle ram naval wargame hex myfave sesquicentennial vessels newyearsday wh acw wargaming gunboat kaptainkobold bayoucity yourfave harrietlane

The Battle Of Galveston (Kaptain Kobold) Tags: galveston game fire miniatures texas smoke ships battle ram naval wargame hex myfave sesquicentennial vessels newyearsday wh acw wargaming gunboat kaptainkobold bayoucity yourfave harrietlane

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

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

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.

The 150-year-old Hendley row in Galveston's historic Strand district FINALLY has a benefactor. A $1.9 million restoration project commenced recently, thanks to investment by one of Galveston's most civic-minded families, the Mitchells. The Hendley buildings played a significant role in the Civil War: the first Confederate canon shot in the 1863 Battle of Galveston was fired from the roof. The buildings are the oldest extant commercial structures on the island. (Interior and exterior photos.)

Restoration on horizon for Strand's grande dame

The 150-year-old Hendley row in Galveston's historic Strand district FINALLY has a benefactor. A $1.9 million restoration project commenced recently, thanks to investment by one of Galveston's most civic-minded families, the Mitchells. The Hendley buildings played a significant role in the Civil War: the first Confederate canon shot in the 1863 Battle of Galveston was fired from the roof. The buildings are the oldest extant commercial structures on the island. (Interior and exterior photos.)

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