Born in Massachusetts July 26. 1805, Sherman came to Texas in February 1836 as captain of a company of volunteers he recruited in Kentucky and Ohio. He commanded the second regiment of volunteers at the battle of San Jacinto where Texas won its independence. He was first to sound the immortal war cry opening the battle - "Remember the Alamo, Remember Goliad." He was a member of the Congress of the Republic of Texas in 1842, 1843 & 1846. He was Commandant of the Port of Galveston CSA (Confederate States of America) in 1861 & 1862. He became father of the railroads in Texas, having built the first railroad west of the Sabine River. He died in Galveston, Texas on the first day of August 1873. This statue is located on Broadway, the main street of Galveston.