Galveston Historical Foundation will mark the 150th anniversary of the Civil War Battle of Galveston on January 11-13, 2013. The Battle of Galveston, which took place during the early morning hours of January 1, 1863, is widely acknowledged as the most important military event in Galveston's history. Commemorative events taking place include battle re-enactments, lectures, living history encampments, a wet-plate collodion photography demonstration and a variety of special tours and programming focusing on Galveston's part in the 1863 battle.
Living history encampments will be established by the 19th-Century Living History Association, Inc. and the 1st Texas Brigade. The public is invited free of charge to visit the encampments, located in Galveston's historic downtown, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Noted author and Civil War historian Edward T. Cotham, Jr., will be conducting various paid tours visiting the sites of the battle. Cemetery historian Linda McBee will also offer a Civil War cemetery tours of Galveston's historic Episcopal cemetery on Broadway. Tours, lectures and other programs are currently being developed and will be announced soon.
For more information about Battle of Galveston Commemoration tours, tour reservations or for information on re-enactor guidelines, go to¬†www.galvestonhistory.org¬†or call Galveston Historical Foundation at 409-765-7834.
Battle of Galveston Tickets and Reservations
Space is limited on all guided tours. Advanced reservations are recommended. Galveston Historical Foundation does not guarantee availability the day of the tours.
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