Defending The Coast
By:Ryan King, 7th period, 12/8/2014
1. As the war continued, skirmishes occurred up and down the Texas shoreline.
2. U.S. forces captured Galveston in October 1862.
3. Three months later, the small Union force, was unable to defend the island against Confederate attacks by land and water.
4. Southern victory in the Battle of Galveston did not stop determined federals from attacking other coastal defenses.
5. Texas coast was abandoned when military focus shifted to the Red River campaign in Louisiana.
6. The thousands of Union soldiers significantly outnumbered the Confederate forces.
7. Despite these odds, the Confederate troops, under the command of Lt. Richard
Dowling, fired on the advancing gunboats with impressive accuracy.
8. The Confederates were severely outnumbered yet they remained dedicated to
their cause and win an unexpected victory.
I think that they did because they had the most troops at first but then they started to get out numbered but then they came back and won the battle
2. I wonder if it was a plan was to surprise attack the union troops?
I think it was because the union soldiers did not know that this was going to happen.
3. I wonder what the confederate troops got something for winning?
I think they did, but of course they got 300 union prisoners and 2 ships.