The Goliad massacre

Today marks the 182nd anniversary of the mass execution of 342 Texan revolutionary army prisoners at Goliad. On the order of Santa Anna which “damaged [his] international reputation and deepened sympathy for the revolution in the United States,” according to the Texas State Historical Association.

We’ve been to the old fort that was near the site of the massacre many times enroute to a vaca in Port Aransas, It’s walls are still standing–as is the chapel where the prisoners were held, so crowded that they had to stand–and they shelter a nice little museum if you’re ever down that way.

Via Texas State Historical Association

2 responses to “The Goliad massacre

  1. Santa Anna – is he the same one who was in charge of Alamo attack?

  2. Yep. He handled Goliad by messenger.