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Artifacts. Stories.: The Gun Battery

The Gun Battery

Artifacts. Stories.

Last Updated: October 30, 2019 by Lee Roane | Virtually Galveston, Videos, History, Artifacts. Stories.


In Episode 6 of my video series, Artifacts. Stories., I meet George Osbourn at Fort San Jacinto for a tour of what is left of a concrete gun battery built to protect the city and harbor and to secure the entrance of Galveston Bay. Fort San Jacinto was an Endicott Period Coastal Fort first established in 1898. During World War II, the battery was equipped with rapid fire guns, which were fired for practice, but never in combat. The fort was abandoned in 1947, but remnants still sit at the eastern tip of the island.

If you missed other episodes, here are some links:

  1. The Wooden Paver
  2. The Panoramic Sketch
  3. Battle of Gavleston: The Cannon Balls
  4. Battle of Galveston: “My Father Is Here”
  5. Battle of Galveston: The Watchmen
  6. The Gun Battery
  7. The Early Causeways
  8. Railroad Transportation
  9. Cabeza de Vaca
  10. The Lunch Counter

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Lee Roane

Lee Roane has worked on the Galveston.com website since 1994. He is interested in history and birding but will write about anything if he thinks it will help someone enjoy the island.

Lee Roane
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