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Travel Bug Dog Tag Texana-Remember Goliad TB03

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Friday, 13 May 2011
Texas, United States
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In the hands of MONSTER E.

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About This Item


Presidio La Bahia Dog Tag.  In the spring of 2011 the bug owner made a side trip to the Presidio La Bahia in Goliad, Texas.  The Presidio is a fortification established in 1749.  The appended church is the Mission Espíritu Santo.  It has been owned by the Catholic Church since 1853 and is currently operated by the Catholic Diocese of Victoria, Texas. 
During the Texas Revolution, Col. James Walker Fannin, with about 400 soldiers, mostly volunteers from the United States, occupied the presidio.  The travel bug shows a representation of the flag that flew over the fort, a severed arm with a curved sabre.  During the seige at the Alamo, Col. Travis asked for aid, but Fannin declined.  After the Alamo fell on March 6, 1836, Fannin was ordered by Texas Gen. Sam Houston to retreat from Goliad to Victoria because word had been received that a large Mexican army was on the way to his location. 
However, Fannin had invested a good bit of effort in reinforcing the fortification and was seemingly reluctant to leave.  He dithered too long before finally departing and on March 19, the heavy Mexican force of Gen. Urrea surrounded the Texas contingent near Coleto Creek, only a few miles from the presidio.  Bitter fighting ensued.  Fannin's volunteers initially hurled back the assaults of the Mexican force.  On the following day, faced with several times their number, the Texans surrendered in the belief they would be treated as prisoners of war of a civilized nation.  The prisoners were taken back to the presidio.  There, a few days later, under orders from Gen. Santa Anna, the Fannin men were marched out and slaughtered.  Thus Santa Anna added another infamy to that of the Alamo and gave to the men who saved Texas at San Jacinto their battle cry, "Remember the Alamo, remember Goliad."

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Tracking History (10348.6mi) View Map

Visited 10/18/2015 MONSTER E took it to Dark Passage Minnesota - .37 miles  Visit Log
Visited 10/18/2015 MONSTER E took it to EC Elys Peak Trailhead Parking Cache Minnesota - 7.72 miles  Visit Log
Visited 10/18/2015 MONSTER E took it to Highline Minnesota - 30.72 miles  Visit Log
Visited 10/17/2015 MONSTER E took it to Daughter of the Moon Minnesota - 24.02 miles  Visit Log
Visited 10/17/2015 MONSTER E took it to Gooseberry Falls State Park Call of the Wildflower Minnesota - 38.44 miles  Visit Log
Visited 10/16/2015 MONSTER E took it to The Moose Cave Minnesota - 1,394.89 miles  Visit Log
Visited 08/11/2015 MONSTER E took it to LV Money-makers Nevada - 1,912.61 miles  Visit Log
Visited 01/21/2015 MONSTER E took it to Eris North Carolina - 858.02 miles  Visit Log
Visited 05/24/2014 MONSTER E took it to Weak Signal? Minnesota - .37 miles  Visit Log
Visited 05/24/2014 MONSTER E took it to Covert Caching 4: There's No "I" In Team Minnesota - .21 miles  Visit Log
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