Galveston Weekly News, May 31, 1865
During most of the Civil War, the Galveston
Weekly News (now the Galveston County Daily
News) was actually published in Houston. As a result, news items from the
island were sent as dated dispatches and often published several days after the actual
steamer Denbigh, in coming in Tuesday night, ran aground off North-East channel.
At daylight next morning the blockaders opened fire from three vessels, firing about
thirty shots. Two launches were sent out from one of the blockading vessels for the
purpose of boarding the steamer. As they approached to within about three hundred yards,
the crew of the Denbigh took to their boats, escaping to Bolivar Point. The
launches went on board and set fire to the Denbigh, after which they returned to
the fleet. The crew of the Denbigh reached town Wednesday evening.
to Valerie Buford of Galveston, Texas.