The Battle of Galveston
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The Battle of Galveston by Tom Townsend

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Published by Sunbelt Media .
Written in English


  • Children"s All Ages,
  • Juvenile Fiction,
  • Children: Young Adult (Gr. 10-12),
  • History: World,
  • JUV,
  • Historical - United States - General,
  • Historical - United States - Civil War Period (1850-1877)

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages80
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9453012M
ISBN 100890157138
ISBN 109780890157138

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The Battle of Galveston was a naval and land battle of the American Civil War, when Confederate forces under Major Gen. John B. Magruder expelled occupying Union troops from the city of Galveston, Texas on January 1, After the loss of the cutter Harriet Lane, the Union Fleet Commander William B. Renshaw blew up the stranded vessel USS Westfield to save it from falling into enemy on: Galveston, Texas. Galveston. Other Names: None Location: Galveston County Campaign: Operations against Galveston () Date(s): January 1, Principal Commanders: Col. Isaac S. Burrell and Cdr. W.B. Renshaw, U.S.N. [US]; Maj. Gen. John B. Magruder [CS] Forces Engaged: Companies D, G and I, 42nd Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment and the Blockading ships [US]; four Confederate . TV provides current and future Island visitors with comprehensive event and insider information for one of Texas’s most historic and enchanting destinations. Broadcasting 24 hours a day with nightlife, restaurant, and attraction reporting, TV is the premier source for local insights on this Island destination only. GALVESTON, BATTLE OF. As part of the Union blockade of the Texas coast, Commander William B. Renshaw led his squadron of eight ships into Galveston harbor to demand surrender of the most important Texas port on October 4, Brig. Gen. Paul O. Hébert, commanding the Confederate District of Texas, had removed most of the heavy artillery from.

Cottonclads! The Battle of Galveston and the Defense of the Texas Coast presents a good account of the many naval operations along Texas. The book has good details; it includes battles ranging from Galveston to Sabine Pass. The book provides a good starting point for the interested reader to /5(6). Galveston is a American thriller film directed by Mélanie Laurent. It is written by Nic Pizzolatto under the pseudonym Jim Hammett based on his novel of the same name. It stars Ben Foster and Elle Fanning. The film had its world premiere at South by Southwest on Produced by: Patrick Daly, Tyler Davidson, Jean . The Civil War history of Galveston is one of the last untold stories from America's bloodiest war, despite the fact that Galveston was a focal point of hostilities throughout the conflict. As other Southern ports fell to the Union, Galveston emerged as one of the Confederacy's only lifelines to the outside world.   The Battle of Galveston Begins with the Boom of a Siege Cannon The USS South Carolina shells Galveston’s shore batteries prior to the Union capture of the key coastal city. Midnight came and went, and all was still quiet in Galveston.

Get this from a library! The Battle of Galveston. [Tom Townsend] -- In Luke Cochrane and his father go to Galveston to deliver bales of cotton to the Confederate Army and find themselves in the middle of a fierce naval battle.   Galveston, in its authenticity and fearless humanism, recalls only the finest examples of the form." - New York Times Book Review. From the Publisher. Customer Reviews. Related Searches. book by mark watson. book by stephanie grant. scribner novel book. book by colm toibin. book /5(53).   Galveston (Civil War in the Far West) by P. G. Nagle is a historical fiction account of events in Texas and New Mexico during the American Civil War. The story culminates in the battle for Galveston, a Texan barrier island/5.   But also of hope, which shimmers like desert heat as the book draws to a close. The missteps in “Galveston,” such as they are, occur early — especially in the first few chapters, which feel Author: Dennis Lehane.