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

Ursuline Convent in the Civil War

 
 
Ursuline Convent in the Civil War Marker image. Click for full size.
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.
 
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.
 
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, measured in a direct line); Galveston Garten Verein (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sweeney-Royston House (approx. mile away); Hutchings House
Ursuline Convent in the Civil War Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans,
2. Ursuline Convent in the Civil War Marker
(approx. mile away); a different marker also named Hutchings House (approx. mile away); "The Cradle" (approx. 0.3 miles away); Galveston Children's 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.) 
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 2, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 493 times since then and 59 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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