Email from Bob Brinkman, Coordinator, Historical Markers Program, Texas Historical Commission
2 January 2013
It’s a pleasure to meet you too. I enjoyed reading through your website materials on the Georgia Battalion and their role in the Texas Revolution. We would be glad to work with you on an Official Texas Historical Marker for James P. Trezevant or for the larger story of Ward’s men at the Guadalupe swamp. Below is information about the historical marker application process. A flyer of marker types and prices is attached for your reference. For each qualifying topic, we require a five-page double-spaced historical narrative with footnotes. Our Marker Research Guides for Events and for Individuals are attached as templates to write the narrative. We accept marker applications each fall for the following year; the next application period will be from September 1 to November 15, 2013 for 2014 applications. Applications will be available on our website in August 2013; a copy of the most recent application form is attached for your convenience. Sponsors must forward the historical narrative to their County Historical Commission (CHC), who will review the application and forward it to us. A list of county historical commission chairs and marker chairs is attached. You might also contact the appropriate CHCs who are a part of the Georgia Battalion story in Texas to coordinate other monuments, signs, brochures and printed materials, webpages, etc., to give full credit to the men of this group. Complete marker information can be found on our web site at http://www.thc.state.tx.us/markerdesigs/madmark.shtml. I hope this information is useful. I look forward to hearing from you. Contact us whenever we can help.