Let Nature Work
In the photo I am sitting on the outer wall of the Presido del Bahia in Goliad, Texas, gazing at the monument to the fallen dead of the Goliad Massacre in the distance. My ancestor Henderson Cozart was killed at Goliad during the Texas Revolution. He was nineteen years old, the youngest to lose his life. He was a member of Col. Fannin's troops and had been captured at the Battle of Coleta. The men were marched back to Goliad and promised safe passage out of Texas if they agreed to turn over their arms. But Santa Anna was not a man of his word. The men were gathered at dawn on Palm Sunday, 1836, and taken to the place of their execution. Henderson and his fellow San Antonio Grays were marched to the lower ford of the San Antonio River. I can only imagine how afraid this young ...