The Palm Sunday Massacre of 390 Prisoners at Goliad
About the Book
“Remember Goliad!” was as famous a rallying cry during the Texas Revolution as “Remember the Alamo!” Despite the disparity in casualties (Goliad’s were over twice those of the Alamo), relatively little is remembered about the grisly massacre of an estimated 490 Texan and American prisoners of war by order of Santa Anna on Palm Sunday, March 27, 1865. Killing Fannin is not only about the execution of the Texas commander at Goliad. It is a recounting of the decisions leading to his defeat by a superior Mexican army. Overriding Fannin’s death is the tragic, cruel massacre of his men, most of them volunteers from the US who cared enough for Texan independence that they fought and lost their lives for it. Remember Goliad!
About the Author
Roy Sullivan, retired from the Regular Army and the Foreign Service, enjoys exploring Texas history, such as in “Killing Fannin,” and another recent example, “Killing Davy Crockett.” Occasional mysteries beyond his Hill Country surroundings turn up, the most recent being “Murder in Mallow.” (County Cork, not Texas)