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The Battle of Galveston

Tom Townsend

The Battle of Galveston

by Tom Townsend

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Published by Eakin Press in Austin, Tex .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Galveston, Battle of, Galveston, Tex., 1863 -- Juvenile fiction.,
    • Galveston, Battle of, Galveston, Tex., 1863 -- Fiction.,
    • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Juvenile fiction.,
    • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Fiction.

    • About the Edition

      In 1863 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.

      Edition Notes

      Series statement from jacket.

      Statementby Tom Townsend.
      GenreJuvenile fiction., Fiction.
      Series[Stories for young Americans series]
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPZ7.T666 Bat 1989
      The Physical Object
      Paginationv, 72 p. :
      Number of Pages72
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2056113M
      ISBN 100890156859
      LC Control Number88034464
      OCLC/WorldCa18982270

        The battle was fought on January 1, during the Civil War when Confederate forces attacked and forced occupying Union troops from the city of Galveston, Texas. When the Civil War ended, Galveston was the only major port still under Confederate control. Tom Townsend if a prolific author of historic fiction for juvenile : Tom Townsend.   The re-enactment of the Battle of Galveston on the Strands marked the th anniversary of the battle in Galveston.

      Galveston. Other Names: None Location: Galveston County Campaign: Operations to Blockade the Texas Coast () Date(s): October 4, Principal Commanders: Cdr. W.B. Renshaw, U.S.N. [US]; Col. Joseph J. Cook and Col. X.B. Debray [CS] Forces Engaged: None Estimated Casualties: None Description: The U.S. Navy began a blockade of Galveston Harbor in July , but the town .   The destruction of U.S.S. Westfield was the final act of the Battle of Galveston, January 1, Magruder gathered infantry and cavalry, led by Brig. Gen. William R. Scurry, and supported by twenty light and heavy cannons, to cross the railroad bridge onto the island to .

      Battle of Galveston saved Texas from Union invasion Harvey Rice Dec. 31, Updated: Jan. 1, a.m. Facebook Twitter Email LinkedIn Reddit PinterestAuthor: Harvey Rice.   At dawn on January 1, , these two strange ships entered Galveston harbor, and set their sights on the Harriet Lane, a Union steamer. The battle quickly turned bad .


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