Galveston in Galveston County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Galveston Artillery Club
The company participated locally in parades, drills, musters and Battle of San Jacinto commemorations, and the group became known for its lavish annual balls. The Texas government rarely called the company into state service; members made their most eventful journey off the island in 1861, at the outset of the Civil War, accompanying other groups to call for Federal surrender of Fort Brown (Brownsville). The Galveston
Following the war, the Galveston Artillery Company underwent several reorganizations, merging with other local militia groups and later allowing memberships in a separate social branch. By 1899, the group was known as Galveston Artillery Club and had evolved into a social rather than a military organization. During the 20th century, the prestigious club continued to evolve, continuing its traditional balls and other events, while maintaining a proud, strong link to its roots in service to the city of Galveston.
Erected 2004 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13269.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • War, US Civil.
Location. 29° 17.515′ N, 94° 47.993′ W. Marker is in Galveston, Texas, in Galveston County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of 31st Street and Avenue N 1/2, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3102 Avenue O, 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 the Home of Michel Branamour Menard (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Mexican Telegraph Company (approx. 0.2 miles away); "The Cradle" (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hutchings House (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Hutchings House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Powhatan House (approx. ¼ mile away); Galveston Garten Verein (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hagemann-Cobb House (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Galveston.
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