Fannin Memorial Monument

Fannin Memorial Monument, Goliad

Fannin Memorial Monument
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melendz
Houston, TX322 contributions
Somber reminder of the cost of freedom
Jul 2021
The monument includes the final resting place of Colonel Fanning and his troops, who were executed by the Mexican army during the Texas fight for independence. This is a must visit for Texas history buffs.
Written 31 July 2021
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Amygrant13
San Antonio, TX16 contributions
loved it
Feb 2021
my favorite part was the names on top of the stairs of who gave their lives in the battle. and i loved the flags including the bloody arm flag.
Written 3 February 2021
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Jerry F
Pilot Point, TX303 contributions
Texas
Oct 2020 • Couples
Finally able to check this off my Texas Revolution bucket list.
Very humbling and somber. I stood in awe for I dont know how long.
Written 25 October 2020
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Rick B
Round Rock, TX998 contributions
a sad and brutal story
May 2020
here is a large memorial to Jim Fannin and his men. Fannin and his men had captured the Presidio at Goliad very early during the Texas Revolution and renamed it Fort Defiance. Riders from the Alamo came to get help but Fannin for various reasons could never get there so retreated back to the Presidio. Finally on orders from Sam Houston to abandon Goliad Fannin waited to long and was caught on the road at Coleto Creek where a battle ensued with troops under Gen Urrea.. The Mexicans captured about 400 Texians and marched them back to Goliad where Urrea was ordered by Santa Ana to show no quarter to the Texians although Gen Urrea pleaded for their mercy. The captured Texians were marched outside of town and lined up and shot. Their bodies were then piled and set afire by burned little. The people of Goliad retrieved the bodies and placed them in this mass grave atop which now sits the Fannin Memorial.
Written 1 September 2020
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RonnyC2723
Dallas, TX76 contributions
Experience the natural beauty of this amazingly beautiful park as you reflect the high cost of Independence.
Jul 2020 • Family
A beautiful park that allows you to reflect the terrible cost of Independence. It offers a serene, colorful and peaceful place to enjoy a family picnic, hike or take long morning or evening walks. The park betrays the site where Col Fannin, enroute to the Alamo, was captured after a defensive fight against Santa Anna's cavalry, and led back to Goliad where all 400 Texian troops were executed. This, along with the Presidio Bahia is a must see experience to learn more about the beginnings of the Texas Independence.
Written 22 August 2020
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mr_larry_smith
Austin, TX1,163 contributions
Fannin a memorial is a must visit in the area.
Jul 2020 • Couples
The Fannin Memorial Monument gave us pause to reflect on the bravery of those who gave their all so we can enjoy our freedom. These men were treated worse than unfairly but their leaders maintained their sense of fair play.
Written 28 July 2020
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Kathy F
Sherman, TX85 contributions
Amazing History
Mar 2020
We specifically went to Goliad to experience Texas history. The monument was great, and we were very impressed with the number of volunteers who were working to make it the best it could be for visitors. One man comes from San Antonio each year to power wash the entire monument. Hats off to him and the heritage he works to preserve.
Written 17 April 2020
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houstonnative47
Missouri City, TX1,109 contributions
Historical monument
Mar 2020
This monument is within a few blocks of Presidio La Bahia and worth a visit. It represents the massacre of 450 Texans including their leader Colonel Fannin by General Santa Ana of Mexico after the battle at the Alamo. There were several acres in front of the monument of unmowed grass so that wildflowers could grow. Since we went in March there were many bluebonnets and Indian paintbrushes there.
Written 27 March 2020
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karenmoa
Texas63 contributions
Texians Remembered
Aug 2019 • Couples
This monument stands at the back of a long grassy area. It is tall and imposing. It is a must see for Texas Revolution history students. The names of James Walker Fannin and his men, who were murdered by the Mexican army, are carved in the granite.
It gives me the chills when I visit there. It is catty-corner to and behind the
Written 20 September 2019
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Mike301
Ocean Springs, MS186 contributions
Hidden gem in Texas history
Jun 2019
Was very surprised to see the wonderful battle field history that this little park displays in the early history of texas. The park is maintained well which is nice to see. The Bandstand has a small museum information displays under neath it. This place deserves more in the history books then what is currently in it. 400+ texans start to head north to help Alamo. Mexican army under Santa Anna crushes them, 100+ killed, 350+/- taken prisoner and then executed by mexican army. Its out of the way but well worth it to see.
Written 6 August 2019
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