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Thread #127899   Message #2859057
Posted By: Ron Davies
08-Mar-10 - 07:53 AM
Thread Name: Remember the Alamo (March 6, 1836)
Subject: RE: BS: Remember the Alamo
It appears that Fannin, who had about 500 men, was ordered by Houston to march to the relief of the Alamo, but could not cross the river with his artillery.   He had also been ordered to abandon Goliad and retreat to a more defensible position. He and most of his men were caught in the open, defeated, and eventually massacred.