Battle of Galveston Weekend, 2012
This weekend is the annual commemoration of the Battle of Galveston, in which that city was retaken by the Confederates on New Year’s Day, 1863. The events held were similar to last year, which I blogged about then. I don’t have any long-winded commentary about today’s event, but I do want to extend my thanks to blogger and author Jim Schmidt and Hood’s Texas Brigade Association officer Rob Jones, for making it a memorable outing. Thanks, gentlemen!
More photos after the jump:
Linda McBee, cemetery researcher par excellance, at the grade of Major General John B. Magruder.
Linda at the grave of Senator/fire-eater/secessionist/General/wildman Louis T. Wigfall. Linda joked that some people think of Wigfall as having been a blowhard; some people are right.
The Battle of Galveston reenactment is unusual that it takes place in the middle of town, but then it’s “fought” on much the same ground the actual battle was.
The Confederates advance.
A soldier of the 42nd Massachusetts takes aim.
Federals taken prisoner.