Re-enactors to mark anniversary of battle

GALVESTON, TX — On Saturday, Galveston Historical Foundation will mark the 146th anniversary of the Battle of Galveston, which took place Jan. 1, 1863.

A living history encampment will be established on The Strand at 21st Street by the Nineteenth Century Living History Association Inc., First Texas Infantry. The Celtaire String Band will provide music of the era. The public is invited free of charge to visit the encampment from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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  1. Charles McNelly says:

    My great, great Uncle, Leander Harvey McNelly, later a Texas Ranger Captain, took part in this battle. A sword belonging to Commander Wainwright, who was killed during the battle, was in my family for sometime. General “Skinny” Wainwright, the grandson of the Commander, wrote to my father around 1950 asking for return of the sword. My father declined and presented the sword to a museum in Austin. Does anyone have anymore information on this event?

    Thank you, Charles McNelly

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