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 company disbanded during the war, with many members participating elsewhere in the conflict.
Following the war, the Galveston Artillery Company underwent several reorganizations, merging
Erected 2004 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13269.)
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.
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 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); Samuel May Williams (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Galveston.
Categories. • Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • War, US Civil •
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