Davy, great pictures of the old mission. After having wanted to go to Goliad for many years, I finally made it there this spring. Here's a few of my favorite pictures:
Fannin and his men were surrounded in this open meadow. My understanding is they underwent some bombardment before a surrender was negotiated. This site at the Battle of Coleta Creek is about 12 miles from the mission they were marched to and basically murdered:
Fannin was executed in this small courtyard in front of this chapel:
The men were marched out in three columns and then murdered, over 300 of them. Less than 20 or so escaped. Then they were buried in a mass grave, and later this memorial was built over their grave site:
Post by Cole_blooded on Oct 23, 2007 19:23:35 GMT -5
Just like Goliad, the Alamo, San Jacinto and so forth is there any museum or any where that has a collection of authentic period clothing on display? Coats,shirts,hats,boots/shoes etc and period weapons from such battles! ;D Certainly not made up clothes to look like they`re real!
Well Ted, as far as the Alamo and Goliad go, the Mexicans stripped all the bodies of any salvagable good clothes the Texians may've had. I doubt that very much of it made it back to Mexico along the "Sea of Mud" Mexican retreat. As to Mexican uniforms, while some are indeed on display in museums, many are in private collections.
In this photo, for instance, the Mexican officer's uniform directly behind Joe Musso is of 1836 vintage, as is the shako by my elbow and the Mexican dragoon's helmet on the table in front of Joe. (The other uniforms in the display case are from John Wayne's THE ALAMO.)