About Fannin Memorial Monument Images
The Fannin Memorial Monument is the final resting place of the remains of the Texans who were killed by Mexican forces in Goliad in March of 1836 during the Texas Revolution. After the group and their commander, Colonel James Fannin, were forced to surrender at the Battle of Coleto, they were taken back to Presidio la Bahía in Goliad, where they had been stationed before beginning a retreat to Victoria. After about a week being held as prisoners, the men were marched from the Presidio in three groups and executed, upon the order of General Antonio López de Santa Anna. The event became known as the Goliad Massacre and "Remember Goliad!" would later be a rallying cry of the Texan forces, who eventually defeated the Mexicans and won the Revolution at the Battle of San Jacinto almost a month later.