One of over 200 historical markers on the island, this marker honors the military career of General Sidney Sherman. The marker was erected in 1936 by the Texas Historical Commission.
“Born in Massachusetts July 23, 1805. Came to Texas February 1836 as captain of a company of volunteers he had recruited in Kentucky and Ohio. Commanded the Second Regiment of Texas Volunteers at San Jacinto. First to sound the immortal war cary opening the battle. Remember the Alamo. Remember Goliad. Member of the Congress of the Republic 1842-1843, 1846. Commandant Port of Galveston C. S. A. 1861-1862. Father of railroads in Texas, having built the first one west of the Sabine River. Died in Galveston, Texas, on the first day of August 1873.”