By Robert Scott
After the Alamo is going past well known fable and folklore to discover the occasions and painting the heroes (and the cowards) of the Texas warfare for Independence. whereas Texans have been in general unsatisfied with their Mexican govt in 1835, such a lot of them didn't wish a progressive struggle opposed to Santa Anna. even though there were scattered violence within the territory, it used to be in simple terms after a band of commonly outsiders used to be slaughtered in their recognized protection of the Alamo that Texans even tried to manage formal competition. Then they wound up with governors and 4 army commanders, all at odds with each other. it is going to take numerous extra tragedies--at San Patricio, Refugio, and Goliad--to eventually weld the Texans right into a unmarried- minded humans keen to provide every little thing for his or her independence. on the heart of this epic fight was once James Walker Fannin-- useless, indecisive, in all probability cowardly, and concurrently heroic. used to be he a hero or a villain? This publication probes this seldom- mentioned Texas tale in heart-wrenching element after which leaves the choice to you
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The commander at the Goliad garrison of la Bahia was a mild-mannered Mexican colonel named Juan Lopez Sandoval. News traveled slowly in this thinly populated country, and Colonel Page 20 Sandoval had not yet heard of the Gonzales and Anahuac troubles when Captain Collingsworth and his men showed up at the front gate of the fort. Although he knew little of the increasingly physical political unrest in Texas, Sandoval clearly understood the seriousness of the fifty angry-looking and heavily armed Texans knocking at his door.
If this "other" battle is so noteworthy and so tragic and if it is the real reason for Texas' independence, why is it not better known? Why is the comparatively less significant Alamo and not this other battle the focal point of history? The answer is troubling. There are hard to explain "problems" with the second great Texas battle. There is debate among historians whether the American leader of this "other" confrontation was a great Texas hero or a sniveling little coward, whether his actions were heroic or dastardly, and whether his bumbling and ineptitude cost the lives of several hundred Americans.
Captain George M. " Unfortunately, McCulloch's wound turned out to be a most serious one. The Mexican bullet shattered his shoulder and left him unable to use his left arm for the remainder of his life. The three skirmishes at Anahuac, Gonzales, and Goliad were heady victories for the upstart Texans and gave new impetus to Page 22 the rapidly growing drive for independence. In fact, many pro-independence Texans were already proclaiming victory. They believed the three easy victories proved Mexicans had neither the heart nor the manpower for a battle with Texans.
After the Alamo by Robert Scott