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What did Santa Anna do in the Goliad Massacre?

What did Santa Anna do in the Goliad Massacre?

On March 6, the Mexican force under Santa Anna stormed the Alamo and killed the garrison. On March 14, Colonel William Ward and 200 men, who had been sent to help Captain Amon B. King evacuate colonists at Refugio, were surrounded by Urrea’s force.

What was Santa Anna’s orders concerning the prisoners at Goliad?

A decree issued by Santa Anna in December 1835 ordered that all foreigners fighting against the government would be treated as pirates and executed.

What did General Urrea think should be done with the captives at Goliad?

Which military leader surrendered at the Battle of Coleto? What did General Urrea think should be done with the captives at Goliad? Jose Urrea thought their lives should be spared. He disagreed with the decision to execute the Texans.

Who was put to death in the Goliad Massacre?

Urrea took his prisoners to Goliad, where he received an order from Santa Anna to execute them. On March 27 some 400 men in Fannin’s command were put to death in the Goliad Massacre.

Who was in charge of the army at Goliad?

Fannin, however, lacked the same urgency as the orders he received on March 14, 1836. The finely bred, West Point-trained officer lingered for days as a 1,400-man army led by Santa Anna’s chief lieutenant, General Jose de Urrea, closed in on Goliad.

Where did the Goliad massacre take place in Texas?

Goliad massacre. The Goliad massacre was an event that occurred on March 27, 1836, during the Texas Revolution, in which nearly 500 prisoners of war from the army of the Republic of Texas were killed by the Mexican Army in the town of Goliad, Texas.

How did the Goliad Massacre compare to the Alamo?

The Goliad Massacre—The Other Alamo. Although overshadowed by the fall of the Alamo, the Goliad Massacre claimed the lives of twice as many Texas rebels. As the ashes of the Alamo continued to smolder, Sam Houston feared another disaster could befall his Texas Army.