Battle on the Bay: The Civil War Struggle for Galveston (Texas Classics)
Paperback. 1998. The University of Texas Press. Signed by the author Edward T. Cotham, Jr.
The Civil War history of Galveston is one of the last untold stories from America’s bloodiest war, despite the fact that Galveston was a focal point of hostilities throughout the conflict. As other Southern ports fell to the Union, Galveston emerged as one of the Confederacy’s only lifelines to the outside world. When the war ended in 1865, Galveston was the only major port still in Confederate hands.