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

Ursuline Convent in the Civil War

 
 
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By Jim Evans,
1. Ursuline Convent in the Civil War Marker
Inscription.  Before the Confederate recapture of Galveston on January 1, 1863, the nuns of this monastery declined the evacuation offer. During and after the battle the east wing was used as a hospital for treatment of the wounded from both sides.

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 & ReligionWar, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1994.
 
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 (about 700 feet away,
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measured in a direct line); Public Education for Blacks in Galveston (approx. 0.2 miles away); James N. Davis House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Galveston Garten Verein (approx. 0.2 miles away); Avenue L Missionary Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sweeney-Royston House (approx. ¼ mile away); Hutchings House (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Galveston.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 2, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 685 times since then and 5 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.

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