Dead Confederates, A Civil War Era Blog

Battle of Galveston Weekend, 2012

Posted in Memory by Andy Hall on January 14, 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.

Carving of a Confederate gunboat on Magruder’s monument. I’d never notice that until today

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.



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  1. Jim Schmidt said, on January 15, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    Andy – the pleasure was all mine! I learne dmore about blockade runners and early Texas maritime history walking around with you in a day than I might have in reading for a year! The photographs in this post are astounding! Thanks for a memorable day!

  2. Rob Jones said, on January 17, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    I echo Jim’s sentiments! Great photos and a great time was had by all.

  3. Maj. Ron Strybos, 15th Tex Inf said, on January 17, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    Thanks for posting the photos.

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