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On March 27, 1836, Santa Anna ordered a mass execution of Texan revolutionary army prisoners, marking the tragic end to the Goliad Campaign of 1836. A total of 342 individuals were killed on these orders, and only a lucky few were able to escape the merciless slaughter. The lasting impact of the event is important, as Santa Anna's international reputation was damaged and United States sympathy for the revolution deepened.

TSHA documents the campaign, the execution, and the individuals involved in the sixth book in our Road to the Texas Revolution series. In the eBook, you will read:

  • Eleven biographies on some of the prominent participants of the campaign, including James Fannin, Santa Anna, and José de Urrea

  • Six entries from the Handbook discussing the pivotal battles and engagements of the Goliad Campaign

  • Three articles from the Quarterly focusing on the Battle of Goliad, John Crittenden Duval, and the Dedicatory Address at the Goliad Monument

Table of Contents

  1. Goliad Campaign of 1836
  2. James Fannin
  3. Antonio López de Santa Anna
  4. José Antonio Mexía
  5. José de Urrea
  6. Francis White Johnson
  7. Amon Butler King
  8. José Nicolás de la Portilla
  9. Burr H. Duval
  10. Francita Alavez
  11. Thomas J. Rusk
  12. Vicente Filisola
  13. Tampico Expedition
  14. Battle of San Patricio
  15. Battle of Agua Dulce Creek
  16. Battle of Refugio
  17. Battle of Coleto
  18. Goliad Massacre
  19. Southwestern Historical Quarterly Selected Articles

Published: 2016