Ursuline Convent in the Civil War

Ursuline Convent in the Civil War (HMYLE)

Location: Galveston, TX 77550 Galveston County
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 17.684', W 94° 47.604'

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Before the Confederate recapture of Galveston on January 1, 1863, the nuns of this monastery declined the evacuation offer. During and after the battle the east wing was used as a hospital for treatment of the wounded from both sides.

Young Lieutenant Sidney Sherman died here in the arms of Mother ST Pierre Harrington. The Confederate Medical Director's report said "All our exertions would have failed but for the noble conduct of the ladies of the Ursuline Convent."

A memorial to the Texans who served the Confederacy.
Year Placed1963
Placed ByThe State of Texas
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Date Added Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 12:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 325805 N 3241974
Decimal Degrees29.29473333, -94.79340000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 17.684', W 94° 47.604'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 17' 41.04" N, 94° 47' 36.24" W
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Area Code(s)409, 281
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2553-2599 Ave N, Galveston TX 77550, US
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