The Goliad Massacre

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What is the Goliad Massacre? The Goliad Massacre was a horrific battle that took place on March 27, 1836. In the battle of Goliad, the alamo fought against the Mexicans, losing and being destroyed completely by the mexicans. The alamo was a fighting group full of Texas rebels trying to seek independence from Mexico. The alamo were settled with all of their supplies and out of nowhere, a sneak attack of the mexicans took place. Mexicans charged at the alamo smart and with strategy. The alamo were stuck and was set up to be in a defensive position, receiving much damage. After long fight, the alamo surrendered and were all taken prisoners. The texans pleaded for mercy and begged for their lives, thinking they would get out alive. But Santa…show more content…
On March 19, 1836, James W. Fannin lead his large army of rebels away from Goliad and was heading to Coleto, near the Coleto Creek. Taking large carts of supplies and lots of men, they tried settling after a long day. Suddenly, mexican cavalry appeared and the texans were struck by the element of surprise. The mexicans completely surrounded the rebels and attacked. The alamo fired their long rifles and cannons at the mexicans but still received heavy damage. Still fighting, the rebels were still trying to settle and were waiting on more supplies. The alamo, short on supplies, kept receiving damage and were being harmed badly. A few hours into the battle, the texans ran out of water and were low on ammunition. After a long battle, the mexicans seemed to gain control and the alamo surrendered. The mexicans took the great amount of rebels left and lead them back to Goliad, where Santa Anna ordered the sad…show more content…
James W. Fannin was the main military figure in the Texas army and lead all the rebels to fight while they were all surrounded at the battle of Coleto. In the battle of Coleto, Fannin was very brave and joined his fellow texans in the fight. He was later on injured and shot but the great leader put that to the side, and kept fighting for what he believed in. When the alamo was captured, Fannin was one of the prisoners that went on to the path to Goliad. In the massacre, James W. Fannin was the last to be executed. The injured Fannin begged for mercy, but when he realized his fate, he gave them his three dying wishes. His three wishes were to be shot in the chest quick, to be given a proper Christian burial, and to have his watch sent back to his family. Instead, the ruthless Santa Anna shot Fannin in the face, burned his body with the others, and kept the precious watch as a war prize. James W. Fannin will always be remembered as a great veteran and a heroic
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