|USRC Harriet Lane|
After the evacuation was complete, Renshaw took over Galveston. He informed Admiral Farragut that he needed more ground forces if the Union were to hold on to the port. Farragut agreed in principle, but concluded that the Army would never provide the necessary resources. As for the Confederates, Cook did not withdraw far. His forces only went as far as Virginia Point on the other side of Galveston Bay. Here, a garrison of 3,000 men took up positions.