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Travel Bug Dog Tag Texana-Remember Goliad TB05

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Friday, 13 May 2011
Texas, United States
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Please drop this item in rural OR Premium Member Only caches.  Do not place it in an urban cache or abandon it at a caching event.  Transport the bug in the original plastic bag for as long as the bag lasts; the bag keeps the trackable clean and prevents tangling with other items.  Otherwise, take the travel bug anywhere you wish.  No permission is needed to leave the U.S.

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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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Mark Missing 05/02/2018 marked it as missing   Visit Log

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Visited 05/19/2017 yukionna took it to EarthCache Centurion Challenge Cache Maine - 84.71 miles  Visit Log
Visited 05/18/2017 yukionna took it to 8 x 100 Relay Challenge Massachusetts - 782.87 miles  Visit Log
Dropped Off 05/01/2017 yukionna placed it in GeoWoodstock XV North Carolina - 817.42 miles  Visit Log
Visited 04/25/2017 yukionna took it to Powow Travel Bug Hotel Massachusetts - 1,061.79 miles  Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 03/03/2017 yukionna retrieved it from Horseshoechamps Big Green Box and TB Hotel Florida   Visit Log

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Dropped Off 12/19/2016 Zargonians placed it in Horseshoechamps Big Green Box and TB Hotel Florida - 24.17 miles  Visit Log
Visited 12/19/2016 Zargonians took it to Suwanee Headwaters Georgia - 24.73 miles  Visit Log
Visited 12/19/2016 Zargonians took it to 3 Way Stop Florida - 24.83 miles  Visit Log
Visited 12/19/2016 Zargonians took it to #4 Name That Cache - "beep, beep; It's the Chief" Georgia - 23.52 miles  Visit Log
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