SOLDIERS OF THE REPUBLIC OF TEXAS  HONORED ON THE FANNIN MEMORIAL   
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      The above image is the "Fannin Memorial" erected to honor Col. James Walker Fannin and the men of his command. 

(Photo courtesy of Douglas Anderson)

      The above image is the Historical Marker erected at the "Fannin Memorial" by the Texas Historical Commission,  detailing the plight of Col. J. W. Fannin and his men. 

(Photo courtesy of Douglas Anderson)

 

 

 

Grave  of  Col.  JW.   Fannin  and  his  men

       after the battle of coleto (march 19-20, 1836), where a texas army under col. james walker fannin met defeat by mexicans in superior numbers, the texas soldiers were held in the presidio la bahia, supposedly as war prisoners.  however, by order of mexican gen. antonio lopez de santa anna, approximately 400 of fannin's men were marched out and massacred on palm sunday, march 27, 1836.  The wounded were shot one by one in the fort compound.  Col. Fannin was the last to die.

      because of their profession, drs. j. h. barnard, j. e. field and jack shackelford were spared.  about 25 men were saved by a mexican woman, "the angel of goliad."  approximately 30 escaped by feigning death or by swimming the san antonio river.  the texans' corpses were stripped and partly burned, but left unburied.

      this atrocity three weeks after the fall of the alamo gave texans part of the battle cry -- "remember the alamo!  remember la bahia!" -- under which decisive victory was won at san jacinto on april 21, 1836.

      gen. thomas j. rusk and the texan army afterwards marched here and gathered the bones of fannin's men from the terrain.  from presidio la bahia the remains were carried in procession to the grave, and there given a military funeral and burial on june 3, 1836.

(The above narrative is from the inscription on the Texas Historical Commission Marker at the site of the Fannin Memorial, the gravesite of Col. J. W. Fannin and his men.  See image above.)

 

   

 

 

 

SOLDIERS  OF  THE  REPUBLIC  OF  TEXAS   HONORED  ON  THE  FANNIN  MEMORIAL
nameS,  "L"  -  "Z" INFORMATION

Lamond,  Adams  G.

 

 

Lantz,  Charles

 

 

Lee,  Green

 

 

Leverett,  Oscar  F.

 

 

Linley,  Charles

 

 

Logan,  John  C.

 

 

Loverly,  Alexander  J.

 

 

Loving,  Joseph  S.

 

 

Lynch,  A.  M.

 

 

Lynde,  A.  H.

 

 

Mahoney,  Dennis

 

 

Martin,  Henry

 

 

Mattern,  Peter

 

 

Mays,  Samuel  A.  J.

 

 

MCCOY, JAMES

 

 

McDonald,  James  A.

 

 

McGloin,  John

 

 

McGowan,  Dennis

 

 

McGowen,  John

 

 

McKenzie,  Kenneth

 

 

McKinley,  Charles

 

 

McLennan,  Alexander

 

 

McManomy,   J.  B.

 

 

McMurray,  William

 

 

McSherry,  James

 

 

Merrifield,  William  Jefferson

 

 

Miller,  Isaac  H.

 

 

Miller,  James  M.

 

 

Mills,  Seaborn  A.

 

 

Milne,  Charles  C.

 

 

Miner,  Drury  Hugh

 

 

Mitchell,  Warren  Jordan

 

 

Mitchell,  Washington

 

 

Mixon,  Claiborne  D.

 

 

Moat,  John

 

 

Moodv,  Edward

 

 

Moore,  David

 

 

Moore,  John  H.

 

 

Moore,  John  O.

 

 

Morgan,  John  F.

 

 

Moses,  David

 

 

Munson,  Charles  Rufus

 

 

Murdock,  David  A.

 

 

Neven,  Patrick

 

 

Nobles,  Watkins

 

 

Noland,  James

 

 

Numlin,  John

 

 

Oliver,  John  M.

 

 

O'Neal,  Zeno  R.

 

 

Osborn,  Patrick

 

 

Owings,  Robert  Smith

 

 

Parker,  William  S.

 

 

ParVin,  William

 

 

Patton,  Charles

 

 

Penny,  George W.

 

 

Perkins,  Austin

 

 

Perkins,  D.  A.  J.

 

 

Petrussewicz,  A.  Adolph

 

 

Pettus,  Samuel  Overton

 

 

Pace,  Robert  A.

 

 

Paine,  George  W.

 

 

Parker,  John  K.

 

 

Petty,  Rufus  r.

 

 

Phillips,  Charles

 

 

Pierce,  Stephen

 

 

Pittman,  James  F.

 

 

Pittman,  Samuel C.

 

 

Powell,  Lewis

 

 

Powers,  John  M.

 

 

Preusch,  William  G.

 

 

Quirk,  Thomas

 

 

Rainey,  Robert  R.

 

 

Reed,  James

 

 

Rees,  Thomas  B.

 

 

Reese,  Perry

 

 

Reeves,  Thomas

 

 

Richards,  John

 

 

Riddell,  Samuel

 

 

Riddle,  Joseph  P.

 

 

RipleY,  Henry  D.

 

The son of American army General Eleazar W. Ripley.

Roberts,  Thomas H.

 

 

Rooney,  Cornelius

 

 

Rose,  Gideon

 

 

Rowe,  Samuel

 

 

Rumley,  Thomas

 

 

Rvan,  Edward

 

 

Sanders,  Samuel  Smith 

 

 

Sanders,  Wade  .H.

 

 

Sargent,  Charles

 

 

Saunders,  James  H. 

 

 

Schultz,  Henrv  Lewis

 

 

Scott,  R.  J.  y

 

 

Sealy,  John

 

 

Seaton,  J.  M.

 

 

Sevenmen,  Frederick

 

 

Seward,  John

 

 

Shackelford,  Fortunatus

 

 

Shackelford,  William  J.

 

 

Short,  Zachariah  H.

 

 

Simmons,  S.

 

 

Simpson,  Lawson S.

 

 

Slatter,  Randolph

 

 

Smith,  James

 

 

Smith,  Sidney

 

 

Smith,  William  A.

 

 

Spencer,  Henry

 

 

Sprague,  Samuel

 

 

Stephens.  William

 

 

Stevens,  Abraham

 

 

Steward,  Charles  B.

 

 

Stovall,  Joseph  A.

 

 

Strunk,  Bennett

 

 

Taliaferro,  Benjamin  w.

 

 

Tatom,  Memory  B.

 

 

Tatom,  Joseph  R.

 

 

Taylor,  Kneeland

 

 

Thayer,  George  J.  W.

 

 

Thomas,  Evans  B.

 

 

Thorn,  John  Stephen

 

 

Ticknor,  Isaac

 

 

Tilson.  Lewis

 

 

Turbeville,  Wilkins  S.

 

 

Tyler,  John

 

 

Vaughan,  James

 

 

Vaughan,  William  E.

 

 

Vigal,  George  Marion

 

 

Volckman,  Frederick  J.

 

 

Wadsworth,  William  A.  O.

 

 

Waggoner,  William

 

 

Wallace,  A.  J.

 

 

Wallace,  Benjamin  C.

 

 

Wallace,  Samuel  f.

 

 

Ward,  William

 

 

Waters,  Nicholas  B.

 

 

Watson,  Joseph  w.

 

 

Weaver,  Alman

 

 

Webb,  James

 

 

West,  James

 

 

Weston,  Thomas

 

 

Westover,  Ira  J.

 

 

Wheeler, Orlando

 

 

Wilder,  James  S.

 

 

Wilkey,  Henry

 

 

Williams,  Abner  B.

 

 

Williams,  james 

 

 

Williams,  Napoleon B.

 

 

Wilson,  Robert  W.

 

 

Wilson,  Samuel

 

 

Wingate,  Edward

 

 

Winn,  James  C.

 

 

Winningham,  William  S.

 

 

Winship, Stephen

 

 

Winter,  Andrew

 

 

Witt,  Hughes

 

 

Wood,  Henry H.

 

 

Wood,  John

 

 

Wood,  William  P.

 

 

Wren,  Allen

 

 

Wright,  Isaac  Newton

 

 

Yeamans,  Elias  Robert

 

 

Yeamans,  Erastus

 

 

Young,  Harrison

 

 

Young,  James C.

 

 

Youngblood,  Solomon

 

 

 

 

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