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g from the island, to Virginia point on the main land, and can boast of fortifications as beautiful and formidable as any of the same extent in the Confederacy. If the enemy attempts to land on the Island they will be met by our forces, and Galveston Island will take rank in history will Manassas and other fields for fierce and successful fighting. If they attempt to bring their vessels into the bay they will meet with difficulties they little expect. There is an unpublished prescription for such presumption. Galveston Island is 30 miles long. The city has about 10,000 inhabitants and the handsomest town in Texas. There are six newspapers published here; ten churches, and several large hotels. The private houses are mostly of wood and painted white. The streets are wide, straight and rectangular, bordered by flower gardens. If we except the Strand, on many of the streets the outer edge of the sidewalks are bordered by beautiful hedges of oleander. There is a railroad