Copano Bay Press provides link to our website (March 31, 2016)

With great pleasure I opened the email notice to the most recent Texas History Newsletter from the Copano Bay Press.  Its editor, Mark Pusateri, has been so kind as to post a notice and link to this website.  His own website is <>. ...

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New post about Samuel G. Hardaway (February 10, 2016)

I compiled and posted a summary about Samual G. Hardaway in the Biographical Sketches tab.  It gives the basic facts about his life and includes a photograph of him.  Most importantly, I also posted in the Hardaway Addendum eight pieces of correspondence, plus two...

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Contacted by Randy Richau (December 21, 2015)

Randy Richau made contact through the site because of his interest in the Georgia Battalion.  Randy describes himself as a son of Texas, patriot, soldier, and veteran with a love and passion for history.  As a re-enactor, he knows Scott McMahon, director of Presidio...

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Judith Austin Mills publishes second novel (October 2015)

Judith Austin Mills completed her second historical novel this summer and published it in October. This one, "Those Bones at Goliad: A Texas Revolution Novel" (Austin, TX: Plain View Press, 2015), continues her historical narrative from "How Far Tomorrow: Remembering...

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Contacted by author Judith Austin Mills (May 4, 2015)

Judith Mills contacted Rick and me through a comment on the website. She is the author of "How Far Tomorrow: Remembering the Georgia Battalion in Texas" (Austin, TX: Plain View Press, 2011). So began a wonderful email correspondence with someone who has done much...

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Visit to San Antonio, Goliad, and Refugio (Dec. 21-26, 2014)

My partner Jerry Ehernberger and I arrived in San Antonio on Sunday and set aside Monday for a car trip to Goliad and Refugio. Our first stop was the Presidio La Bahia outside of Goliad. Its Director, Scott McMahon, was not available to meet us, but the receptionist...

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Correspondence with Greg Urbach (Nov. 29, 2014)

Well-known science fiction writer for young adults, Greg Urbach, contacted me through the website with a complement about the Timeline. He also writes historical fiction and may include events related to the Georgia Battalion in future work.

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Encouragement from Sarah Reveley (Nov. 4, 2014)

I had cc'd Sarah Reveley with my response to Bob Brinkman. She replied with a sympathetic and encouraging message. After I replied to her, she composed a very good reference letter on my behalf and cc'd David Martin and David Vickers of the Crossroads of Texas Living...

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The Georgia Battalion Project

Refugio, Goliad, and San Jacinto: The Georgia Battalion in the Texas Revolution 1835-1836