The Biographical Sketches tab is meant to provide access to information about individual members of the Georgia Battalion. The most complete listing of them is in the 1985 Robert Davis article Georgia Battalion in the Texas Revolution. Davis based his list on that of Harbert Davenport’s 1939 article The Men of Goliad, which was also used by Kathryn Stoner O’Connor in her 1966 book The Presidio La Bahia del Espriitu Santo de Zuniga 1721 to 1846.
On this website I’m focusing first on those members of the Georgia Battalion who avoided the massacre at Goliad and went on to fight at San Jacinto. The Davenport/O’Connor list names eight men who “left Ward’s command on the night of 21 March and escaped.” They were George Rounds, Allen Ingram, and M. K. Moses (from Wadsworth’s Company); Joseph Andrews, Samuel Hardaway, L. T. Pease, and James Trezevant (from Bullock’s Company); and C. F. Hicks [Charles Frederick Heck] (from Ticknor’s Company).
On his list Davis uses ++ to indicate those men “who became separated from the Georgia Battalion during their retreat and escaped.” In addition to the eight already mentioned, there were eight more: Hugh Rogers and John Lind (from Wadsworth’s Company); William Butler (from Bullock’s Company); Martin Moran, John Bright, and Reason Banks (from Winn’s Company); and Richard Rutledge and Joseph Tatom (from Ticknor’s Company).
Of these sixteen men, eight are recorded as making their way to Houston’s army and fighting at San Jacinto. The San Jacinto Museum of History has recognized five: Ingram, Lind, Hardaway, Banks, and Hicks. The three remaining to be recognized are M. K. Moses (possibly Maranassis or Manassas King Moses); Joseph A. W. Andrews (probably 1810-1843); and James Peter Trezevant (1815-1860). If there were other members of the Georgia Battalion who survived and fought at San Jacinto, I’m not aware of them.
Corrections submitted by Curtis Chubb, Ph.D. Dec. 2018
• Wadworth should be Wadsworth (general Georgia Battalion information)
• Tichnor should be Ticknor (general Georgia Battalion information)
• C.F. Hicks should be Charles Frederick Heck (see https://www.sanjacinto-museum.org/Library/Veteran_Bios/Bio_page/?id=399&army=Texian)
• H. Rodgers should be Hugh Rogers + he was a member of the 16 March “Holt’s Water Party” (many references – see http://www.sonsofdewittcolony.org//goliadmen.htm)
• John Lind never left Velasco due to sickness (many references – see https://www.sanjacinto-museum.org/Library/Veteran_Bios/Bio_page/?id=509&army=Texian)
• Reason Banks “Left with public rifle from Velasco, Jan. 8” and was never at Goliad (many references – see http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txgenweb9/muster/311528-12.pdf)
• Joseph Tatem fell with Fannin – did not escape (many references – probably the most poignant is found in his brother Memory’s sketch at https://tshaonline.org/supsites/fannin-backup/hd_sketc.html)
The reader can find biographical sketches of Ingram, Lind, Hardaway, Banks, and Hicks on this site.
In addition to the five above, this site contains biographical sketches of Moses, Andrews, and Trezevant, placing them at San Jacinto.
I composed this biographical sketch as part of a family history project and then as a source for the historical marker application to the Texas Historical Commission in September 2013.
Samuel George Hardaway was born on Feb. 21, 1820, in Bibb County, Georgia. He was the third child of James Hicks Hardaway (1755-1860) and Elizabeth Martha Green Raines (1789-1866), who were from Virginia.
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