Galveston Hurricane, 1900
". . .splendid work was
done by service forces in rescuing victims of the disaster and otherwise
assisting the stricken population; in policing the city, issuing rations,
repairing the lighthouse and starting the light, getting public utilities
again in operation, and disposing of several thousands of the dead."
Treasury Department's Annual Report, 1901
By William Thiesen, Ph.D.: