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…
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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.
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.)