James Fannin Military person

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

James Fannin
Alias (AKA)Fannin James Walker Jr.
Birth dateJanuary 01, 1804
Birth place
Georgia (U.S. state)
Date of deathMarch 27, 1836
Place of death


Military person

military branch
Texian Army
military command
Alamo Campaign
Battle of Coleto Creek
Battle of Gonzales
service start1834
service end1836

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