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COMMODORES, PIRATES, AND POLITICIANS: The Texas Navy Defends the Republic,     1840-1843

Sponsored by the Texas Maritime Museum in Rockport, Texas

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The Revolution was over, but where did that leave Texas? Caught between a hostile Mexico and a cautious United States, Texas weathered political and military storms as it searched for a national destiny. While Sam Houston, Mirabeau Lamar and other leaders debated whether Texas should join the U.S. or become a regional empire, Commodore Edwin Ward Moore and the Texas Navy battled Mexican forces that tried to take back what Mexico lost in 1836.

Jonathan W. Jordan, author of Lone Star Navy, recounts how Texas’ second navy rose from the destruction of the first fleet, made Texas a naval power in the Gulf of Mexico, and for three years shaped the “Great Game” played in the west by Britain, France, the U.S. and Mexico.


The Texas Navy Association

  The Texas Navy Association is a private, 501(c)(3) organization, dedicated to preserving and promoting the historical legacy     of the naval forces of the Republic of Texas, 1835-46. Membership in the Texas Navy Association is open to all persons age     16 and over who have an interest in Texas history and want to help support the goals of the organization.



The Texas Maritime Museum https://www.texasmaritimemuseum.org

The mission of the Texas Maritime Museum is to educate and excite the public about maritime history and its importance to the development and current livelihood of our great state. In 1987 the Texas Legislature named the Texas Maritime Museum the official maritime museum of the State of Texas, re-stated in perpetuity in 2007. The Museum does not receive any state or federal funding, and relies on the generosity of our patrons and members.

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