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Galveston (Texas, United States) (search for this): article 5
The "Occupation" of Galveston. There seems to be a wrong impression on the public mind relative to the "situation" at Galveston. The Island of Galveston is a strip of land from three to ten miles from the main land, thirty miles in length, andGalveston. The Island of Galveston is a strip of land from three to ten miles from the main land, thirty miles in length, and from one to three miles wide. The city of Galveston is situated on the eastern end of this Island, and extends to within a mile and a half of the extreme eastern point of the Island.--Around this point is the channel to the harbor, which lies nortGalveston is a strip of land from three to ten miles from the main land, thirty miles in length, and from one to three miles wide. The city of Galveston is situated on the eastern end of this Island, and extends to within a mile and a half of the extreme eastern point of the Island.--Around this point is the channel to the harbor, which lies north of the city. Within this harbor, and abreast of the city, lies the Federal vessels with their guns double-shotted pointing at the town. This is all the possession they have got of it. They have made no permanent landing, and really to-day have nGalveston is situated on the eastern end of this Island, and extends to within a mile and a half of the extreme eastern point of the Island.--Around this point is the channel to the harbor, which lies north of the city. Within this harbor, and abreast of the city, lies the Federal vessels with their guns double-shotted pointing at the town. This is all the possession they have got of it. They have made no permanent landing, and really to-day have no more possession of the city than have our forces. A few miles west of the town is the railroad bridge, two and a half miles in length, connecting the island with the main land. Our forces hold the bridge, with batteries on both sides, and we