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USS Westfield

Putting the pieces together: Civil War exhibit helps marine archaeologist identify shipwreck artifacts
April 20, 2012 · Be The First To Comment

To prepare for an assault on the Confederacy by water, privately owned boats were purchased and converted into war vessels by the Union Navy. Among these were almost two dozen ferryboats that were converted into gunboats. A particular Staten Island ferryboat named Westfield, originally owned by Cornelius Vanderbilt, ended up down the road in Galveston […]

Richard Dowling, The Battle of Sabine Pass, and The Davis Guards Medal
August 25, 2011 · 3 Comments

In Texas! The Exhibition you can view hundreds of objects, each with fascinating back stories. Some of these amazing artifacts belonged to well known national heroes and some to local heroes. As I stroll through the exhibit’s Civil War section, I’m often drawn to one small and shiny object named the Davis Guards medal. I’m […]


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