The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 65, July 1961 - April, 1962 Page: 31
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Texas Coastal Defense, 1861z-865 31
ading Squadron off Texas' coast to twenty ships in 1865, as com-
pared with no more than six or seven in previous years.80 Even
after such precautions only the final fall of the South ended
blockade running into Texas ports. When defeat came, the sur-
render terms drawn up and agreed to in New Orleans, were
formally signed aboard the Union gunboat Fort Jackson by Gen-
eral Edmund Kirby Smith on June 2, 1865, in Galveston harbor,
the only major Southern port held by its defenders until that
8oSecretary of Navy Gideon Welles to Acting Rear Admiral Thatcher, March 3o,
1865, Official Records, Navies, Series I, Vol. XXII, 119; List of Vessels, January
1865 to January 1866, ibid., 14-16.
slReport of Acting-Rear Admiral Thatcher, June 8, 1865, ibid., 216.
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