Dead Confederates, A Civil War Era Blog

Texian Navy Days, September 15-17

Posted in Memory by Andy Hall on August 6, 2017


REGISTRATION TYPES:

Friday Sept 15th:TNA Annual Golf Tournament
Saturday Sept 16th: Luncheon and Historical Tours
Sunday Sept 17th:   Memorial Medallion Dedication 

Special room rate at Moody Gardens, $159 Deadline for hotel registration is 24 August, 2017 When registering indicate you are with the Texas Navy Association. Call Moody Gardens at 888-388-8484

ONLINE REGISTRATION HERE

To register by regular mail: DOWNLOAD REGISTRATION FORM

To register by regular mail for Golf Only: DOWNLOAD FORM

Saturday September 16th

1000-1100 Sons of the Republic of Texas Texian Navy Day ceremony aboard the USS Texas in La Porte. Depending on the level of interest, transportation may be provided from the Moody Gardens Hotel to the USS Texas and back for a fee ($20 depending on number of participants). If interested contact Admiral Chester Barnes at chester@barnes.com or 630-229-3681

1200-1400 Texian Navy Days luncheon and Admiral Commissioning Ceremony at Moody Gardens Hotel $40 per guest. Please indicate beef, chicken or fish entrée or special dietary needs. For additional info contact Adm Chester Barnes chester-at-barnes-dot-com or 630-229-3681

1430-1730 Special Guided tour of Galveston’s JP Bryan Museum followed by a guided bus/van tour of Galveston historic sites at $45 per participant. Museum tour ends at 1600 and bus/van tour is 1600-1730. Space is limited and advance registration is required.

1900 Dinner on your own

Sunday September 17th

1330 Memorial Medallion Dedication to honor Lieutenant Lent Munson Hitchcock of the Texian schooner Brutus, and the namesake of Hitchcock, Texas. Trinity Episcopal Cemetery, near 40th and Broadway, in Galveston. Open to the public.

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  1. OhioGuy said, on August 7, 2017 at 10:46 am

    I keep telling you, bring that Texas Navy up to Lake Erie and the Ohio Navy will whip ’em good! We could recreate the Battle of Put-in-Bay. http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/m/article/battle-of-lake-erie-battle-of-put-in-bay/

    There is a Civil War connection there, too. John Brown Jr., and several members of his family are buried on South Bass Island, where Put-in-Bay is located. Also, on Gibraltar Island, which sits in Put-in-Bay harbor, is located Cooke’s Castle, built and once owned by Jay Cooke. Visitors to his castle included “a variety of notables, such as William Tecumseh Sherman, Salmon P. Chase, Rutherford B. Hayes, Grover Cleveland, and Benjamin Harrison.”

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gibraltar_Island

    My wife and I will be taking our annual trip to PIB next week.


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