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Galveston engaged in seacoast defenses - The Galveston County Daily News : Leisure

October 21, 2014

The East End Galveston engaged in seacoast defenses

Posted: Wednesday, July 16, 2014 1:00 am

As Col. John P. Horan, commanding officer, lowered the Stars and Stripes one last time, all that was left in the barren stretch of flat marshy land were deserted chunks of concrete, the only sentinels that remained after 111 years of military occupation.

Galveston’s East End concluded a colorful military past on Sept. 22, 1947, which began during the Texas Revolution in 1836.

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