|Lt. Gen. James Longstreet, CSA|
|Lt. Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson, CSA|
—Commodore Renshaw, of the U.S. Navy, sails into the harbor of Galveston, Texas, and demands the surrender of the city. All C.S. troops abandon the town, as does the Mauyor and city officials. A Mayor Pro Tem is selected by the townspeople to negotiate with the Yankees. Later in the day, a force of 150 Marines and sailors (which include some black sailors) land and go ashore, repossess the U.S. Custom House and raise the U.S. flag over it. Galveston is now in Federal hands.
—Ruffin Thompson, a soldier in the 18th Mississippi Infantry Regiment, writes home to his family, and gives an unusually detailed account of the behavior of his personal slave, which offers us a window into the lives of slaveowners in the Confederate Army who had body-servants with them in the field:
—George Michael Neese, a Virginian in the artillery of the Army of Northern Virginia, gives a somewhat humorous account of the attempt of himself and comrades to make a shelter for the night:
—William Thompson Lusk, a young officer from Connecticut now with the Army of the Potomac in Virginia, writes home to his mother and comments on the relative inaction of the army: