Galveston in Galveston County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Ursuline Convent in the Civil War
Young Lieutenant Sidney Sherman died here in the arms of Mother ST Pierre Harrington. The Confederate Medical Director's report said "All our exertions would have failed but for the noble conduct of the ladies of the Ursuline Convent."
A memorial to the Texans who served the Confederacy.
Erected 1963 by The State of Texas.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • War, US Civil.
Location. 29° 17.684′ N, 94° 47.604′ W. Marker is in Galveston, Texas, in Galveston County. Marker is on Ursuline Street, on the right when traveling east. 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. Site of Ursuline Convent and Academy (within shouting distance of this marker); Jack Johnson James N. Davis House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Galveston Garten Verein (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sweeney-Royston House (approx. ¼ mile away); Hutchings House (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Hutchings House (approx. ¼ mile away); Hawes Summer Home (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Galveston.
Also see . . . Photo of (now razed) Convent -- Double-Click on Picture for Large View. The convent existed when the marker was placed, but has been torn down and this is one of the last photos taken. By double-clicking on the small image you can get a nice large picture (Submitted on January 6, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 2, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 651 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 2, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.