Massacre at Goliad

On March 19, 1836, a force of approximately 350 Texans under Colonel James Fannin, near Goliad, Texas, found themselves under attack by 900 Mexican troops under General Jose Urrea.  The initial attacks by the Mexicans were beaten off, with the Texans suffering about 60 casualties while inflicting about 200 on the Mexican force.  Surrounded and without water, the Texans surrendered on the morning of March 20, 1836.  The Texans were taken to Goliad by the Mexicans.  (more…)

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