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

Lt. Commander Edward Lea

(1837-1863)

 
 
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By Jim Evans, November 24, 2011
1. Lt. Commander Edward Lea Marker
Inscription.  Maryland-born Edward Lea Graduated From the U.S. Naval Academy in 1855. At the onset of the Civil War, his father, Albert, unsuccessfully tried to persuade him to join the Confederacy. Edward became First Officer on the U.S.S. Harriet Lane. On Jan. 1, 1863, it was involved in the Battle of Galveston against Confederates under Gen. John B. Magruder, whose staff included Albert Lea. After the battle, Albert found, but could not help, his mortally wounded son, whose final words were reportedly, "My father is here."
Recorded - 2005

 
Erected 2005 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13816.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 29° 17.606′ N, 94° 48.717′ W. Marker is in Galveston, Texas, in Galveston County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of 40th Street and Avenue K. Marker is located within Galveston's Trinity Episcopal Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4002 Avenue K, Galveston TX 77550, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
Lt. Commander Edward Lea Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, November 24, 2011
2. Lt. Commander Edward Lea Marker
of this marker. Henry Journeay (a few steps from this marker); Thomas Joseph (a few steps from this marker); Lent Munson Hitchcock (a few steps from this marker); Warren D. C. Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); George Campbell Childress (within shouting distance of this marker); Captain William S. Fisher (within shouting distance of this marker); Major John M. Allen (within shouting distance of this marker); Louis Trezevant Wigfall (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Galveston.
 
Lt. Commander Edward Lea Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, November 24, 2011
3. Lt. Commander Edward Lea Marker
Sculpture atop the headstone
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 20, 2018. It was originally submitted on November 29, 2011, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 608 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 29, 2011, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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