Antonio López de Santa Anna, in full Antonio López de Santa Anna Pérez de Lebrón, (born February 21, 1794, Jalapa, Mexico—died June 21, 1876, Mexico City), Mexican army officer and statesman who was the storm centre of Mexico’s politics during such events as the Texas Revolution (1835–36) and the Mexican-American War (1846–48). The state was an independent country from 1836 to 1845. His army defeated Texan forces at the Alamo and Goliad before moving eastward to the San Jacinto … Following a 13-day siege, Mexican troops under President General Antonio López de Santa Anna launched an assault on the [143] From Saltillo, the army had three choices: advance along the coast on the Atascocita Road from Matamoros to Goliad, or march on Béxar from the south, along the Laredo road, or from the west, along the Camino Real . Background. Both proposals were refused. Santa Anna learns the Texan troops are divided among different leaders. clergy persuaded Santa Anna to dissolve both Congress and the state legislatures and declare himself a dictator In 1821, Santa Anna switched sides and joined with the Mexicans in their revolution against the Spanish. It had served as a military garrison for the Spanish, Santa Anna befahl, dass alle nichtkonzessionierten Siedler Texas verlassen sollten. The way in which the Alamo was defeated raised the defenders to legendary status. Santa Anna's reasoning for the repeal was that American settlers in Texas were not paying taxes or tariffs In March 1836, Mexican forces overran the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas, achieving victory over those who had declared Texas’ independence from Mexico just a few weeks earlier. clergy. Between 1833 and 1855 the Mexican presidency changed hands at least thirty-six times, and Antonio López de Santa Anna ruled Among those killed was their commander Colonel James Fannin. (Binkley 41). Santa Anna himself marched on the rebellious state with a massive army, but the invasion was conducted poorly. . In 1836 Santa Anna marched into Texas to quell a rebellion primarily by U.S. settlers there. eleven of those time (People). The next meeting with Santa Anna would prove a different outcome. A few hours later, the Mexican army caught up and quickly surrounded Fannin's command. With Santa Anna in Texas : A Personal Narrative of the Revolution [[ALAMO]. Santa Anna ordered crops burned, prisoners shot, and livestock killed, alienating many Texans who might have supported him. only Santa Anna had not killed every Texan prisoner. Omissions? Santa Anna lost this battle simply by stupidity. They were so Antonio and the Alamo where the Texans forced General Cos to surrender and leave Texas. Santa Anna hoped to capture the Revolutionary leaders, and put an end to the war, which had proven costly and prolonged. The Goliad Massacre marked an ugly moment in the history of the Texas Revolution. Unable to protest and unwilling to accept Santa Anna's tyranny, the Texans planned rebellion. In general the Constitution gave considerable rights to the individual Mexican states. When war with the United States broke out, Santa Anna contacted U.S. Pres. De La Pena, Jose Enrique.] Beginn der Revolution [ Bearbeiten | Quelltext bearbeiten ] Viele Bundesstaaten Mexikos, besonders Yucatán , Zacatecas und Coahuila, revoltierten wegen der Aktionen Santa Annas. government services including defense, so the Texans governed themselves (Wood). fought for the Constitution of 1824 but shortly turned to independence. ... Houston and Santa Anna fought on opposite sides, but they had a number of things in common. Treaty ending the Texas Revolution, two treaties, one was made public, the other not: Terms of the public treaty: 1) Santa Anna promised to never again fight against Texas forces. The red flag meant no quarter. On April 21, 1836, the forces of the Mexican army under General Santa Anna were handed a decisive defeat by the Texans at San Jacinto. The Mexicans followed the Texas army across Vince's bridge which the Texans promptly cut down thus cutting During the course of this punitive expedition, Texas declared its independence from Mexico (March 2). In 1836 Santa Anna marched into Texas to quell a rebellion primarily by U.S. settlers there. The Battle of San Jacinto on April 21, 1836, was the defining battle of the Texas Revolution.Mexican General Santa Anna had unwisely divided his force to mop up those Texans still in rebellion after the Battle of the Alamo and the Goliad Massacre. Instead, they remained in chains until 1865 — another 30 years. In 1835 the Texas Revolution began [music out]. The red flag meant no quarter. 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The Tejanos wanted When Santa Anna defeated a Spanish general in battle, he was promoted him Chief of the Army's 11th Division.By 1822, Santa Anna was promoted to brigadier general and … Amid disturbances in Texas, Antonio López de Santa Anna was leading a liberal revolution in Mexico against centralist President Anastacio Bustamante. the Texas Revolution Antonio López de Santa Anna (1794–1876) General, led Mexican forces at the Battle of San Jacinto Born on February 21, 1794, in Veracruz, Santa Anna enjoyed a middle-class upbringing. iv. He fought on both sides of nearly every issue of the day. Drawing courtesy of the Library of Congress. Articles from Britannica Encyclopedias for elementary and high school students. Both men were legends and dominant figures in the lands they loved, but that's where the resemblance ended. returned to Goliad after the surrender (O'Connor). There was a stand off which ended in a skirmish. the eighteen minutes of battle, the Mexican camp was turned into a blood bath. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for With Santa Anna in Texas: A Personal Narrative of the Revolution at Amazon.com. Our editors will review what you’ve submitted and determine whether to revise the article. Instead, they remained in chains until 1865 — another 30 years. Gen. Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna. [144] Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users. Third, many of the American settlers owned and used slaves. Santa Anna orders General Urrea to destroy rebel forces in South Texas … Santa Anna regarded Cos's promise not to take up arms in Texas as meaningless because it had been given to rebels. When Santa Anna dissolved the state legislature and brought all the power to himself, Texas found itself working under an all winter fortifying his command and preparing for war; however, when the Alamo called for help Fannin refused. They met Santa Anna at San Jacinto. Unable to protest and unwilling to accept Santa Anna's tyranny, the Texans planned rebellion. Texas now was in control of the thus betraying Santa Anna's identity (Kemp). They would not let her down again Had Santa Anna won his war, the estimated 5,000 slaves living in Texas would've gone free. the search, a Texan named Sylvester caught a Mexican dressed as a common soldier trying to escape. When he ruled, Santa Anna would often leave the actual job of president to his advisors. (O'Connor). and the Goliad Massacre. Also the Alamo inspired the writing of the Ballad of the Alamo which was recorded by Marty Robbins. Very few accounts outside of those translated and edited by Carlos Castañeda in 1928 as The Mexican Side of the Texas Revolution examine the Mexican army’s role in Texas. Santa Anna decreed The Texans were driven by their anger for the way Santa Anna had killed everyone he captured. However, the little band of men grew to 167 in two days. Both pursued careers in the military and politics. (Lord 191). At four o'clock in the afternoon, while the Mexican camp slept, the Texan army opened fire with their two six-pound cannons. During this expedition, Texas declared its independence from Mexico. immigration in the first place was to have independent republic. Two years later he led a revolt and seized power, which he held until he was driven into exile in 1845. After a short men who were "blazing, fighting mad" (Lord 191). after a thirteen day siege causing every man in the fort to be either killed or wounded (Wood). mad that General Houston, commander of the Texan army, did not want the Tejanos, Mexicans who sided with the Texans, to intense. This item: With Santa Anna in Texas: A Personal Narrative of the Revolution by José Enrique de la Peña Paperback $13.95 Only 2 left in stock - order soon. Had Santa Anna won his war, the estimated 5,000 slaves living in Texas would've gone free. Texas Revolution Battles: The Battle of the Alamo The Battle of the Alamo was the most famous battle in the Texas Revolution. On May 14, Santa Anna signed two peace treaties with interim Texas president David G. Burnet. Ten years later he sought U.S. support in an attempt to oust the emperor Maximilian, whom the French had placed on the Mexican throne; at the same time, he offered his services to Maximilian. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Santa Anna was captured and forced to sign documents recognizing Texas' independence, effectively ending the war. He remained in power until 1836, when he marched into Texas to quell a rebellion by primarily U.S. settlers there. LinkThe Battle of the Alamo (February 23 – March 6, 1836) was a pivotal event in the Texas Revolution. In 1835, the Texas Revolution erupted and Santa Anna became the prime villain of Texas history because of his actions at The Alamo and at Goliad. Dressed as a common soldier, Santa Anna attempted to flee, but was taken prisoner the following day. drop on their knees and shout, "Me no Alamo! This was the last battle of the Texas Revolution. Samuel Houston defeated the Mexican army under Santa Anna at the Battle of San Jacinto in 1836, assuring Texas Independence . Side of the Texan Revolution (Dallas: P. L. Turner Company, 1928), 100; Martin Perfecto de C6s to Santa Anna, December 29, 1835, in E. C. Barker Transcripts, Texas, 1835-1836, Part I, 8-9, in University of Texas … However, the Texans never settled there, and Mexico's expectation went unfulfilled (Wood). Santa Anna's cruelty during the battle inspired … It led at least partially to the Texan victory at the Battle of San Jacinto , however. Instead, they remained in chains until 1865 — another 30 years. Texas Revolution Texas is the only state to enter the United States by treaty instead of territorial annexation. When the Mexican was The next move after the Alamo was east to 630 Mexicans killed, 208 wounded, 730 captured and 9 Texans killed, 30 T In this expanded edition of With Santa Anna in Texas, Texas Revolution scholar James E. Crisp, who discovered the new diary entries in an untranslated manuscript version of the journal, discusses the history of the de la Peña diary controversy and presents new evidence in the matter. (see map). All someone had to do was exploit this to start a war and it also allowed for the garrisoning of convict troops to police the area and enforce the laws (Binkley 41). If only Santa Anna had not gone to sleep without posting a guard at Second, On April 20, 1836, Colonel Sidney Sherman, commander of the Texan initialized. If only Santa Anna had not dissolved the legislatures. everything except food. So, Texas rebelled along with several other Mexican states (Binkley 41). Ann Fears Crawford (Austin: State House Press, 1988). Santa Anna ordered a red flag to be flown from the San Fernando Church. Santa Anna surrendered to General Houston, and agreed to grant Texas independence (Binkley 109). Santa Anna There were repeated insurrections during his administration, and finally, discontents in Texas broke out into revolution. [Sound of gunfire] Texans scored early victories against Mexican garrisons [sound of In 1838, when the French navy seized Veracruz and demanded an indemnity for injuries to French citizens in Mexico, Santa Anna led forces to Veracruz, only to shoot at the ships as they departed. However, slavery was outlawed in Texas, but not in the General Martín Perfecto de Cos marched to Texas ahead of Santa Anna intent on punishing the rebels. Establishing his headquarters at San Luis Potosí, Santa Anna began assembling an army of 6,000 with the goal of marching north and putting down the revolt in Texas. his policy backfired. Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna was elected the first president. (Wood). All the Mexican soldiers could do was rest of Mexico where it was not practiced (Wood). After an 18-minute battle, Texans routed Santa Anna's forces, eventually taking Santa Anna prisoner. Personal narratives of the Texas Revolution abound, but the overwhelming majority of them present only the Texan viewpoint. Several movies have been made about the defeat. In early 1836, after adding 20 guns to his command, he began marching north through Saltillo and Coahuila. On March 6, 1836 the Alamo fell It is probably the most well known event in Texas history. Will all know that biggest problem at the Alamo was that they lacked in supplies and their manpower was … on Amazon.com. The Battle of San Jacinto on April 21, 1836, was the defining battle of the Texas Revolution.Mexican General Santa Anna had unwisely divided his force to mop up those Texans still in rebellion after the Battle of the Alamo and the Goliad Massacre. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. The next battle was on an island in a bayou next to the San Jacinto River about halfway between San Antonio and the Louisiana Belligerents Republic of Texas MexicoCommanders and leaders Sam HoustonWStephen F. AustinEdward BurlesonBen Milam Frank W. JohnsonJames FanninDavy Crockett William Barrett TravisJames BowieSidney ShermanThomas J. Rusk Antonio López de Santa Anna(POW)Vicente FilisolaMartin Perfecto de Cos(POW)Jose de UrreaJoaquin Ramirez y SesmaAntonio GaonaDomingo de … Santa Anna took charge of the Mexican forces upon his return; but instead of acting for peace, he led his men against the United States until he was routed by U.S. forces under Gen. Winfield Scott. He had spent The next day, April 21, showed no sign of Texan activity, so Santa Anna ordered the (Kemp). Returning to friendly territory, Cos provided his superior, General Antonio López de Santa Anna, with information about the uprising in Texas. If only Santa Anna had not repealed the Constitution of 1824. self-government (Lord 32). Two years before he died, poor and blind, Santa Anna was allowed to return to his country. This surge of glory helped him gain the presidency in 1833 as a Federalist and opponent of the Roman Catholic Church; in actuality, however, he established a centralized state. were starting to wonder if the settling of Texas was some sort of covert effort to take over Texas (Binkley 5). After successful battles at San Antonio's Alamo mission and Goliad, Santa Anna was finally defeated in April 1836 in the Battle of San Jacinto and captured by Sam Houston. In 1830, the Mexican congress passed a law saying that no more Americans could immigrate to Texas One reason Mexico opened Texas up for Santa Anna gained much prestige in 1829 when he fought against Spain’s attempt to reconquer Mexico, and he became known as the Hero of Tampico. The first real fight started on September 29, 1835 when General Cos of the A detailed, first-hand account of the battle was written by General Houston from the headquarters of the Texan Army in San Jacinto on April 25, 1836. Me no Goliad!" Having failed to put an end to the Texas Revolution, he returned to Mexico, only to … He lost a leg in the skirmish. One of the greatest helps Then when San Jacinto. They believed the constitution guaranteed Anna did none of these things. that "all foreigners who might be caught under arms on Mexican soil should be treated as pirates and shot" (Binkley 97). Gonzales, about 65 east of San Antonio (see map). The entire Texan line surged forward shouting "Remember the Alamo!" In 1835, Santa Anna repealed the Mexican Constitution, which ultimately led to the beginning of the Texas Revolution. Three other divisions of the Texas army were also executed by the Mexicans: one in San Patricio and two that to fight and went into battle wearing cardboard signs in their hats to show that they were on the Texan side (Marks). By signing up for this email, you are agreeing to news, offers, and information from Encyclopaedia Britannica. In general the Constitution gave considerable rights to the individual Mexican states. Now the stage was set for a reactionary movement led by those two influential forces. brought back to camp the other Mexican prisoners shouted, "El Presidente!" During this expedition, Texas declared its independence from Mexico. They taunted the Mexicans to "come and take it." Santa Anna again retired, moving to Jamaica in 1847 and to New Granada in 1853. the fort at Goliad (view a map) under the command of Colonel Fannin. back to San Antonio without the cannon (Lord 38). With Santa Anna in Texas : A Personal Narrative of the Revolution The Texas Revolution * * * * * * * * * * Battle at San Jacinto Santa Anna had over 300 more Texans executed at Golidad. But his autocratic centralism caused rebellion at the local level. The Mexicans ran First, the United States repeatedly tried to buy Texas from Mexico, and the Mexicans survived the assault were captured, and Santa Anna had them executed on the spot (Wood). attack the Texas Revolution was started. Early the next morning the Texans attacked the Mexican camp believing they were going to attack that day (Lord 38). battle, so the next day General Houston ordered a thorough search of the island. Mexican army sent some men to take a cannon from Gonzales. Nothing was accomplished except inspire the Texans Learn more about the Texas Revolution, including notable battles. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading With Santa Anna in Texas: A Personal Narrative of the Revolution. Be on the lookout for your Britannica newsletter to get trusted stories delivered right to your inbox. The way Santa Anna handled the battle of the Alamo showed us his strengths. In fact it was his failure to do any of these things that caused Texas to become an At first Santa Anna's policy of execution carried the desired effect; all the Texans ran toward the American border *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. His army defeated Texan forces at the Alamo and Goliad before moving eastward to the San Jacinto River, where he was defeated and captured by Gen. Sam Houston. Mexicans, and Texans. They had let the Alamo down by not sending reinforcements. Texas was free. The Texas Revolution and the Narrative of José Enrique de la Peña, on view April 29 through October 14, 2000. The cannon was well hidden, but eighteen armed men stood in plain sight. Andrew Jackson, who returned him to Mexico, where, in the meantime, he had been deposed from power during his absence. He was personally in charge of the Mexican Army at the battle of the Alamo (March, 1836), and he was responsible for the brutal and treacherous massacre at Goliad (March 1836). Urrea arrived in Matamoros and worked to secure cooperation from the local inhabitants on January 31, 1836. "Remember Goliad!" according to Lamont Wood, ethnic prejudices were very much alive. It included Tejanos, American settlers, volunteers from the United States, and many free and enslaved African Americans. The Alamo was an old Spanish mission in San The Texas revolution had started. Updates? He staged a state funeral for his amputated leg. even more determined. of sovereign states" (Wood). All the weak hearted Texan soldiers quit the army leaving only the hard core men. THE TEXAS REVOLUTION. to the Texan cause was Santa Anna, the Mexican president, who provided the cause for revolution, stirred up the Texans' anger 3) Santa Anna promised to work for the recognition of Texas … Let us know if you have suggestions to improve this article (requires login). At the Alamo At this time when Santa Anna marched into Texas in February 1836, he attacked the Alamo. The great whitewashing of the Texas Revolution factors led up to this decision. James K. Polk, who arranged for a ship to take him to Mexico for the purpose of working for peace. Santa Anna disappeared during the This surge of glory helped him gain the presidency in 1833 as a federalist and an opponent of the Roman Catholic Church; in actuality, however, he established a centralized state. Read honest and unbiased … The cannon was well hidden, but eighteen armed men stood in plain sight. People and Events of the Texas Revolution Learn with flashcards, games, and more — for free. In 1835, the Texas Revolution erupted and Santa Anna became the prime villain of Texas history because of his actions at The Alamo and at Goliad. Corrections? people settle between Mexico and the fierce Comanche Indians who lived in central and northwest Texas thus forming a buffer. 2) He agreed to order all Mexican soldiers out of Texas immediately. General Santa Anna did away with the Constitution of 1824, which gave limited power to the central government and local authority to the states. Antonio López de Santa Anna, The Eagle: The Autobiography of Santa Anna, ed. cavalry, skirmished with the Mexican army still led by Santa Anna (Kemp). It led at least partially to the Texan victory at the Battle of San Jacinto , however. Numerous secondary analyses an… After all Santa Anna was a vain man who liked applause. Remember, this is the Mexican army's perspective on Santa Anna's march into Texas to teach the colonists a lesson. In a disastrous setback for the Texans resisting Santa Anna’s dictatorial regime, the Mexican army defeats and executes 417 Texas revolutionaries at Goliad. Very few accounts outside of those translated and edited by Carlos Castañeda in 1928 as The Mexican Side of the Texas Revolution examine the Mexican army’s role in Texas… Fought on April 21, 1836, the Battle of San Jacinto was the deciding engagement of the Texas Revolution as well as saw General Santa Anna captured. Texas … This was an effort to scare everyone from fighting especially since foreigners made up most of the Texan army . General Sam Houston, sensing Santa Anna's mistake, engaged him on the shores of the San Jacinto River. taken prisoner (Battle), and no Mexicans escaped off the island. The Goliad Massacre marked an ugly moment in the history of the Texas Revolution. (Kemp). Santa Anna and the Texas Revolution On September 29, 1835, a detachment of the Mexican army arrived in Gonzales, Texas, a Mexican state, to confiscate a cannon. So in May 1834, the army and fight, Fannin surrendered. In 1835 the Texas Revolution began [music out]. Seven hundred Mexicans were killed and another 730 Santa Anna spares the life of Susanna Dickinson. Santa Anna, as dictator of Mexico, felt the need to return to Mexico City as soon as possible. (This is the fifth of eight columns on the battles of the Texas Revolution.) Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for With Santa Anna in Texas: A Personal Narrative of the Revolution at Amazon.com. If only Santa Anna had done any of these things Texas would probably still be a Mexican state; however, Santa Encyclopaedia Britannica's editors oversee subject areas in which they have extensive knowledge, whether from years of experience gained by working on that content or via study for an advanced degree.... Get a Britannica Premium subscription and gain access to exclusive content. President of Texas The Mexican people had won their independence from Spain.Their new country was made up of citizens of both Spanish and Native American descent. In a sense Santa Anna started the Texas Revolution by repealing the Mexican Constitution of 1824. However, They remembered Alamo (Lord 56). The Alamo Battle and the Texas Revolution When he encircled the Alamo, Santa Anna might have been wise to follow Sun Tzu’s advice to leave … The recent discovery of a week’s worth of entries in an untranslated manuscript version of José Enrique de la Peña’s diary opens another chapter in the longstanding controversy over the diary’s authenticity. In the aftermath of the rebellion the young officer witnessed Arredondo's fierce counterinsurgency policy of mass executions, and historians have speculated that Santa Anna modeled his policy and conduct in the Texas Revolution on his experience under Arredondo. A small group of 180 Americans, led by William B. Travis, Jim Bowie and Davy Crocket battled against the force of a 4000 Mexican army led by General Santa Anna. After his army had defeated Texan forces at the Alamo and Goliad, Santa Anna then moved eastward to the San Jacinto River, where he was defeated on April 21 in the Battle of San Jacinto and was captured by Gen. Sam Houston. illegal system of government. The Peña Narrative was the focus of the “Eyewitness to the Texas Revolution” conference and forms the centerpiece of After signing a public treaty ending the war and a secret treaty in which he promised to do everything he could to ensure that the Mexican government adhered to the public treaty, Santa Anna was sent to Washington, D.C., for an interview with U.S. Pres. He gained enough prestige from this event to act as dictator from March to July 1839, while the president was away. Samuel Houston defeated the Mexican army under Santa Anna at the Battle of San Jacinto in 1836, assuring Texas Independence. During iii. The two sides talked and dickered, but no action was taken. Antonio in central Texas. March 2nd - marks the day in 1836 when Texas declared its independence from Mexico during the Texas Revolution. Texas Revolution, war fought from October 1835 to April 1836 between Mexico and Texas colonists that resulted in Texas’s independence from Mexico and the founding of the Republic of Texas (1836–45). Santa Anna’s assumption of dictatorial power over Mexico brought him into direct conflict with a growing movement for independence in the Mexican state of Texas. In According to legend, Emily D. West was captured by Mexican General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna as he marched to fight General Sam Houston at the Battle of San Jacinto in 1836. The fighting was extremely Texas, using the chaos in Mexico as a pretext, declared independence in 1836. It's interesting to read about the miserable conditions that the soldiers had to endure. The way the Alamo was destroyed also caused the remaining Texan army to be was organized in October 1835 with orders "to secure peace if it is to be obtained on constitutional terms, and to prepare Santa Anna was captured and forced to sign documents recognizing Texas' independence, effectively ending the war. On September 29, 1835, a detachment of the Mexican army arrived in Gonzales, Texas, a Mexican state, to confiscate a cannon The Battle of the Alamo (February 23 – March 6, 1836) was a pivotal event in the Texas Revolution.Following a 13-day siege, Mexican troops under President General Antonio López de Santa Anna reclaimed the Alamo Mission near San Antonio de Béxar (modern-day San Antonio, Texas, United States), killing the Texian and immigrant occupiers. The Battle of San Jacinto (Spanish: Batalla de San Jacinto), fought on April 21, 1836, in present-day Houston, Texas, was the decisive battle of the Texas Revolution. However, Santa Anna led an army across the Rio Grande and headed northward to crush the rebellion. for the next day. In 1821 he supported Agustín de Iturbide and the war for Mexican independence, but in 1823 he helped overthrow Iturbide. After the Texans chased General Cos out of Texas, they used the Alamo as a fort. It was a revolution that Texas would eventually win. His "take-no-prisoners" policy was With this The cavalry also dismounted and ate lunch (Lord 195). beginning of the Texas Revolution. Santa Anna possessed a magnetic personality and real qualities of leadership, but his lack of principles, his pride, and his love of military glory and extravagance, coupled with a disregard for and incompetence in civil affairs, led Mexico into a series of disasters and himself into ill repute and tragedy. In 1835, Santa Anna repealed the Mexican Constitution, which ultimately led to the beginning of the Texas Revolution. It was in this context that his army marched north to Texas. The colonists who participated in these early events opposed violations of the Constitution of 1824 and declared that they were merely cooperating by expelling Bustamante's garrisons from Texas. fight because he feared that the Texans would not distinguish between friend and foe during the battle. Personal narratives of the Texas Revolution abound, but the overwhelming majority of them present only the Texan viewpoint. The Goliad massacre was an event of the Texas Revolution that occurred on March 27, 1836, following the Battle of Coleto; 425–445 prisoners of war from the Texian Army of the Republic of Texas were killed by the Mexican Army in the town of Goliad, Texas.

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