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Mar 29

The Goliad Massacre

Posted by LC Aggie Sith on Monday, March 29, 2010 in History

This Saturday, we found ourselves doing a bit of traveling to Goliad, Texas. It was on March 27th, 1836, that the infamous Goliad Massacre took place at Presidio La Bahia. Everyone knows the story of the Alamo, but few know about Goliad. It was the scene of the worst massacre in Texas history. There were 342 men murdered, with only 28 men escaping, with the help of the Angel of Goliad, and 17 being spared, due to the intervention of a colonel. This barbaric act by General Santa Anna cemented him as a cruel and brutal man, and rallied the people of Texas, along with the U.S., Great Britain and France, into defeating him and establishing the Republic of Texas.

As per Texas law, fields cannot be mowed until wildflowers have gone to seed. We had a spectacular view of Texas wildflowers: (more…)