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e city in case the enemy should bring to bear against our position such a force as to overcome our defenses at Fort Point and enable them to command the harbor, and after the gun at Fort Point was silenced, having no further effective means of defending the harbor or protecting the city from bombardment by the enemy or inflicting any injury on them, immediately after our troops had abandoned Fort Point, I ordered the two guns which were in position at South battery, on the south side of Galveston island, to be spiked and all our material at that and other points in the city to be taken to the railroad depot, which was done. At about 3:30 p. m. our flag of truce returned to the city bearing a demand from the commander for the surrender of the city, and demanding an immediate answer. I sent a messenger with the answer that I should not surrender the city, directing the messenger also to say to the commander of the fleet that there were many women and children, and to demand time to
se of expelling the enemy's fleet from our waters. I remained a day or two in Houston, and then proceeding to Virginia point, on the mainland, opposite to Galveston island, I took with me a party of 80 men, supported by 300 more, and passing through the city of Galveston at night I inspected the forts abandoned by our troops whutenant-Colonel Manly, of Cook's regiment, was ordered to Virginia point to defend that work, which was our base of operations, and which was connected with Galveston island by a railroad bridge two miles in length, open to the attack of the enemy. Leading the center assault in person, I approached within two squares of the whsion of their own overseers, worked diligently on new fortifications planned by the commanding general. Colonel Debray having been assigned to the command of Galveston island, Lieutenant-Colonel Myers remained in command of the regiment. The blockade of Galveston, forcibly raised on January 1st, was not resumed until the 13th o