The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 99, July 1995 - April, 1996 Page: 178
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Cover: Attack of the Rebels Upon Our Gun-Boat Flotilla at Galveston, Texas,
January z, 1863. Lithograph, 111, x 1578 inches, from Harper's Weekly,
January 31, 1863. CN 06262. Courtesy Prints and Photographs Collection,
Center for American History.
The Battle of Galveston was one of the most stunning Union setbacks of
the Civil War. On New Year's Day 1863, a Confederate attack unexpect-
edly routed the occupying Union forces and wrested control of this lead-
ing Texas seaport back from the Federals. The victory gave new hope to
Rebel forces in Texas, and at least temporarily frustrated Union plans to
break the rebellion in the Trans-Mississippi. This issue of the Quarterly
features two articles dealing with the Battle of Galveston: Donald S. Fra-
zier's examination of the crucial role played by Sibley's Texas Brigade,
beginning on page 175, and Edward B. Williams's editing of a firsthand
account of the battle by Henry Martyn Trueheart, beginning on page
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Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 99, July 1995 - April, 1996, periodical, 1996; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101217/m1/178/: accessed August 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.