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(January 29, 2011) Galveston Cemetery-Camp Magruder 106 UCV Plot Marker

(January 29, 2011) Lt. CMDR Edward Lea, USN

This Union Naval Officer was killed in the Battle of Galveston January 1, 1863. Inscribed on the gravestone is the phrase "My father is with me" which were his dying words in reference to his father who was a CSA officer and held his son as he died. The father made sure his son was given a Masonic burial and troops from both sides attended the funeral. Note the Texas Historical Marker and US flag next to his grave.

        

 

(January 29, 2011) Capt Jackson S. Mahan

Commander of Mahan's Texas Horse Artillery which served along the Texas Gulf Coast and in the Red River Campaign. Lt. Sam Houston, Jr., son and namesake of the famous Texas leader, was a member of this battery. Lt. Houston drew sketches of the daily life and battles in which Mahan's Battery was engaged, which are held at the Sam Houston Museum in Huntsville, Texas. Some of the sketches also appear in the book Love and War: The Civil War Letters and Medicinal Book of Augustus V. Ball by Donald Frazier (State House Press: Buffalo Gap, Texas) 2010.

(January 29, 2011) Col. Mann, Commander of Mann's Texas Cavalry, CSA

One of many CSA leaders buried in Galveston.
 

      

(January 29, 2011) Louis T. Wigfall Grave Markers

The original marker and marker erected by Texas. Folklore states Mrs. Wigfall's wedding dress was used to make a flag for his renown Texas troops in the Army of Northern Virginia.

 

(January 29, 2011) Texas Marker for Louis Wigfall

Pink Granite from Texas was used on this marker erected by Texas to honor Louis T. Wigfall in the Galveston Cemetery. The number of Texas notables buried in Galveston is amazing, especially considering Texas has an official cemetery for heroes located in Austin.

     
   

(January 29, 2011) Col. Joseph Bates

Colonel Joseph Bates commanded Bates' Regiment (13th Texas Infantry). Many of these men were from the Texas Gulf Coast. Bates served for a time as commander of the strategic port, fortifications, and troops at Velasco located at the mouth of the Brazos River so he literally commanded thousands of troops. Velasco remained in CSA control and was an important port for blockade runners. Notice Col. Bates was also mayor of Galveston in 1848.

   

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