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Texas in Review - Shrine at Goliad (1957)
Donor: Texas Historical Commission
Sound | 1957
Film courtesy Texas Archive of the Moving Image
This clip, originally aired as part of the April 8, 1957 episode of Texas in Review, commemorates the anniversary of the Goliad massacre. A number of guns, sabers, knives, and other military accoutrement are displayed for the camera as the narrator recounts the story of the defeat of Colonel James Fannin's army at the battle of Coleto, and the subsequent massacre of an additional 342 men at Presidio La Bahia on Palm Sunday, March 27, 1836. It was this defeat in the Texas struggle for independence from Mexico that gave rise to the famous battle cry "Remember the Alamo, Remember Goliad."
Read more about Presidio La Bahía in the Handbook of Texas Online.