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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 53: operations of the West Gulf Squadron in the latter part of 1864, and in 1865.--joint operations in Mobile Bay by Rear-Admiral Thatcher and General Canby. (search)
ng advantage of the terms of surrender entered into and executed at New Orleans between the Confederate Commissioners and General Canby, of the U. S. Army, where all the Confederate fortifications and property was given up. No Confederate naval force was left in Texas except the remains of the ram Missouri, which was surrendered to the commander of the Mississippi Squadron. Galveston was surrendered on the 7th of June, and the place taken possession of by the gun-boats under Captain B F. Sands, who took the proper steps to buoy out the channel and take charge of the Government property. Rear-Admiral Thatcher visited the civil authorities on shore, who seemed to be well satisfied with the turn affairs had taken, and again and again re iterated their desire that there should be no disturbance of the existing state of affairs, and requesting that a portion of the gun-boats should be kept at Galveston for the protection of the city! All the forts throughout the State as far as Brow