Ed Cotham to Lead Tour of Civil War Galveston sponsored by the Houston Civil War Round Table
January 1, 1970Ed Cotham will be leading another field trip on February 24, 2007, to view the Civil War sites of Galveston. We will be meeting at 9:30am on the third floor of the Rosenberg Library (2310 Sealy), where we will tour their museum and the curator will show us some of the Library's extensive collection of Civil War documents, maps, and artifacts. We will then proceed to the Strand area and have lunch at a restaurant (each participant pays for his/her own lunch) near the waterfront where Ed will talk about the naval action at the Battle of Galveston (January 1, 1863). We will then take a walking tour of the area near the Strand where Ed will discuss the land battle and point out some of the remaining buildings/monuments with Civil War connections. We will end up the day at the Cemetery complex off Broadway where we will see the grave markers of several generals, and the Union and Confederate monuments, and will wind up the day with a discussion of the dramatic funeral that took place the day after the battle. The tour is expected to conclude about 4:00. The tour is limited to 30 participants and signup is on a first come/first serve basis. The cost of the tour is $10 for members and $15 for non-members with all proceeds to go to the HCWRT's Preservation Fund. To register and pay please contact Joyce Kennerly via phone (291-341-2611 or 713-385-5592) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Ed will be at the January meeting of the Houston Civil War Round Table to pass out some maps and information on the tour.