The City of Galveston, Texas was Crucial to the Confederacy's War Effort

  • 2016

The City of Galveston, Texas was Crucial to the Confederacy's War Effort

Author:
Julia Moya
Abstract:

This paper discusses the role that Galveston, Texas played in the Confederacy's War effort as the last remaining deep water port open to the Confederacy. The discussion includes the Battle of Galveston in which the Confederacy won the island back from Union forces. The Port of Galveston was the only port city to be captured by Union forces and won back and held through the end of the war by the Confederacy. The island played an important role that grew in significance after the capture of New Orleans but Union forces.