Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Fannin gets ready to organize getting ready to move.

JamesW. Fannin. 32 year old Commander of the Texian Army at Goliad.

James W. Fannin at Goliad finally has someone who will tell him what to do. He's failed in relief of the Alamo and now the Alamo garrison is gone. Houston orders him to fall back from Goliad on the San Antonio River to Victoria on the Guadelupe. First Fannin has sent men and wagons South to evacuate refugees, then more men sent South to find out what happened to the first group. Col. Urrea and his cavalry are sweeping North toward Ft. Defiance. 40 miles from Goliad to Victoria. They aren't going to make it. A tragically critical week is about to get much worse.

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