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INFAMY IN GOLIAD

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On this day in 1836, which happened to be Palm Sunday, at least 342 Texans were executed by firing squad at Goliad. The Texans considered these men prisoners of war, whereas General Santa Anna thought them "perfidious foreigners". The Mexican dictator had decreed that all Texans in arms against the Mexican government were to be treated as traitors, not soldiers. The men were led out of town and shot at point-blank range. Those not killed by the first volley were hunted down and killed by gunfire, bayonet or lance. The bodies were left unburied. The incident, which became known among Anglo-Texans as the Goliad Massacre, joined the Alamo as a rallying cry for Texas Independence.

 

THSA

 

And...God Bless Texas!

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Ole Santa Anna really kicked over a fire ant hill then stirred a wasp nest up. Nothing on God's green earth more dangerous than a bunch of really pissed off Texans!

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A lot of folks seem to have forgotten that these days..

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REMEMBER THE ALAMO-REMEMBER GOLIAD. The battle cry at the battle of San Jacinto

 

Wikipedia:

 

Despite Sam Houston's lack of ability to maintain strict control of the Texian Army, they defeated Santa Anna's much larger army at the Battle of San Jacinto on 21 April 1836. The Texans shouted, "Remember Goliad, Remember the Alamo!" The day after the battle, a small Texan force led by James Austin Sylvester captured Santa Anna. They found the general dressed in a dragoon private's uniform and hiding in a marsh.

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