But the troops that were comin' never came, never came, never came...

Colonel Fannin actually set off from Goliad twice to help the Alamo. The first time he turned back on February 27 because he felt that he had to go back and protect his fort in Goliad and the supply route (Lord 120). The second time he turned back on March 3 because Santa Anna sent some men to meet him (Lord 139). After the Alamo fell the Mexicans moved on to Goliad. After a half-hearted fight, Fannin surrendered, and Santa Anna had them all executed (Lord 184).

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Richard Wright Copyright 1999