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Galveston in Galveston County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

General Sidney Sherman

 
 
General Sidney Sherman Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, November 24, 2011
1. General Sidney Sherman Marker
Inscription.  Born in Massachusetts July 26. 1805. Came to Texas February 1836 as captain of a company of volunteers he had recruited in Kentucky and Ohio. Commanded the second regiment of volunteers at San Jacinto. First to sound the immortal war cry opening the battle - Remember the Alamo, Remember Goliad. Member of the Congress of the Republic 1842, 1843, 1846. Commandant Port of Galveston CSA 1861, 1862. Father of the railroads in Texas, having built the first one west of the Sabine River. Died in Galveston, Texas on the first day of August 1873.
 
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 7183.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Railroads & StreetcarsWar, Texas IndependenceWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series list.
 
Location. 29° 18.29′ N, 94° 46.433′ W. Marker is in Galveston, Texas, in Galveston County. Marker is at the intersection of Broadway and 7th Street, in
General Sidney Sherman Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, November 24, 2011
2. General Sidney Sherman Marker
the median on Broadway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Galveston TX 77550, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Boddeker House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Carmelo "Charles" Bertolino (approx. 0.3 miles away); St. Mary's Hospital (approx. 0.3 miles away); Best-Lucas House (approx. 0.3 miles away); James S. Waters House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Menard-Ganter House (approx. 0.4 miles away); William and Adele Skinner House (approx. half a mile away); Sacred Heart Church (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Galveston.
 
Also see . . .
1. Sidney Sherman in The Handbook of Texas. (Submitted on November 30, 2011, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
2. Sidney Sherman in Wikipedia. (Submitted on November 30, 2011, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
 
Additional comments.
1. Gaetano Cecere, the monument's sculptor
The sculptor who created this statue and display was Gaetano Cecere. He also created a greater-than-life size statue of Abraham Lincoln, sculpted several bas reliefs on the walls of the United States Capitol Building, created statues and other sculptures for several Federal buildings and has works in the Smithsonian Institution's collection, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Whitney Museum of American
General Sidney Sherman Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, November 24, 2011
3. General Sidney Sherman Marker
Art and the Norfolk Museum of Art. Note To Editor only visible by Contributor and editor    
    — Submitted January 9, 2020, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.
 
Gaetano Cecere, Sculptor, 1986 image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, November 24, 2011
4. Gaetano Cecere, Sculptor, 1986
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 11, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 25, 2011, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 715 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 25, 2011, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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