When General Thomas Rusk came through here after the Revolution in 1836, he was shocked to find the victims of the Goliad Massacre – unburied and exposed to the elements.
Gen. Rusk and the Texan Army gathered the remains of their fellow soldiers and gave them a proper military burial.
In 1936, exactly 100 years after the massacre, the Texas Centennial Commission created a series of monuments across the state to honor Texas heroes and to promote Texas as a destination to the world. The 35-foot tall pink granite Fannin Memorial Monument was dedicated in 1939 and marks the grave of those Texian soldiers who fell at Goliad.
Fannin Memorial Monument at Presidio la Bahía