James Fannin

James Fannin For the Louisiana politician, see James R. Fannin. James Walker Fannin, Jr. (January 1, 1804 – March 27, 1836) was a 19th-century U.S. military figure on the Texas Army and leader during the Texas Revolution of 1835–36. After being outnumbered and surrendering to Mexican forces at the Battle of Coleto Creek, Colonel Fannin and nearly all his 344 men were executed soon afterward at Goliad, Texas, under Santa Anna's orders for all rebels to be executed. He was memorialized in several place names, including a military training camp.

Personal facts

Given name
James
Family name
Fannin
Birth place
Georgia (U.S. state)
Death date
1836-03-27
Place of death
Fort Defiance, Texas
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