For the Georgia Battalion: Honors Complete
The primary purpose of this website is to centralize previous research about the Georgia Battalion in the Texas Revolution and to encourage further research, especially about the Battalion’s survivors. Its secondary purpose is to record the creation of the existing memorial monuments that include the Georgia Battalion and to encourage the erection of additional such monuments and historical markers at appropriate sites in Georgia and Texas.
More speciﬁcally, the challenge is assuring that the names of all members of the Georgia Battalion are listed properly at memorial sites and in published lists. The small number of battalion members who survived the Goliad Massacre continued to serve the cause of Texas independence. At least eight of them went on to ﬁght at the Battle of San Jacinto. Of these, ﬁve have already been ofﬁcially recognized as veterans of that battle, but three have not yet received that acknowledgement. For Joseph W. Andrews, M.K. Moses, and James P. Trezevant the honors are still incomplete.
The goal of this endeavor is to create a collaboration among current family members, academics, historians, and public ofﬁcials to lobby for the completion of the unﬁnished business of memorializing the Georgia Battalion, so that the group and all of its members receive the public honor that they deserve. That honor still needs to be acknowledged at Refugio, Goliad, and San Jacinto in Texas and in Georgia at sites related to the formation of the Georgia Battalion and to the Lone Star flag contributed by Joanna Troutman.
We can fulﬁll this mission by compiling several types of information:
- We can extend and augment a Timeline.
- We can post Maps.
- We can post or link to the texts of Articles.
- We can verify and correct the lists of Names of all the members of the Georgia Battalion
- We can verify and correct the Lists that indicate the destiny of individual battalion members.
- We can post or link to Biographical Sketches of Georgia Battalion members.
- We can post or link the reports or Narratives made by survivors.
- We can post or link to Monuments and memorial sites.
- We can create a Bibliography of books,articles, and other research sources.
- We can use this website’s Blog as a record of current activities.
R. W. T.