[8] Santa Anna personally led the bulk of his troops inland to San Antonio de Béxar and ordered General José de Urrea to lead 550 troops [additional units would follow] along the Atascocita Road toward Goliad. A timely withdrawal and ultimately, reinforcement with substantial numbers of troops would allow Fannin to remain on the field as an effective fighting force. [16][17], To avoid Mexican cavalry, Ward and his men were forced to travel in among the trees and heavy undergrowth along the creeks and many swamps. It is very possible General Urrea could still have caught and defeated a united and stronger force if King and Ward had escaped Refugio and reunited with Fannin. But the failure of these this Texan force to move was not entirely his fault. One soldier's wound appeared mortal. Mexican casualty reports do not include loses for Mexican militia units who fought this day. Amon B. Fannin had received orders from General Sam Houston while King and Ward were away that directed him to evacuate Goliad and retire to Victoria as soon as possible. A small force of Texans traveled down the Texas coastline, defeating Mexican troops at Goliad and at Fort Lipantitlán. Foreign relations of the Republic of Texas, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=List_of_Texas_Revolution_battles&oldid=993658340, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. When Mexican troops began to mass in the open 200 to 300 yards distant, the Georgians opened fire with their rifles with great effect and continued to take a toll as Urrea's troops advanced both on foot and mounted. Lastly, Colonel Ward had been struck by falling masonry dislodged by cannon fire. They rode into an ambush staged by a group of de la Garza's men and Karankawa Indians. This battle resulted in the first casualties of the Texas Revolution. The men departed in the early morning hours of the 13th of March. Late on the 14th, Edward Perry, a Texas prisoner of the Mexican Army, was sent by General Urrea with a surrender demand. The Battle of the Alamo in San Antonio was a battle between Mexican and Texas troops. “(Refugio) is running a flex-option offense, which is very important for defenses to do their job and stay on the man you are responsible for and our kids did that all night long.” It was Refugio’s first shutout loss since a 7-0 setback to Ganado in the 2001 postseason. Later, some of the common soldiers returned and executed the wounded. It was his 13 year old nephew, Thomas O’Brien, who made a daring ride to Goliad for assistance. In some places, Mexican formations reached the low stone perimeter wall that surrounded the Mission. The ground was littered with many of the dead and dying. Urrea's mission objectives were twofold, first, protect the Mexican Army's southern flank. Colonel Ward's successful breakout and withdrawal from the Refugio Mission during the night of 14–15 March 1836 and the 7 day retreat across rivers and through numerous swamps and bayous should be recognized as a notable military achievement. Georgia still waits, but, to this day, Texas has not satisfied this debt of honor. The area that bordered the United States, known as Texas, was populated primarily by English-speaking settlers, known as Texians. Seven more days for Houston and his Army. Many Texans believed the war was now over, and the majority of the settlers returned to their homes. Final battle of the Goliad Campaign. Although the town's name is derived from Spanish, a vast majority of the town's residents pronounce it /rəfjʊəri.oʊ/ ( listen) re-fury-oh. While Fannin vacillated, Refugio settlers pleaded for protection as they prepared to evacuate their homes and join the exodus spooked by news of the Alamo and the approaching war. He returned a war hero, honored with a purple heart. Later during the Civil War, the town was once again all but abandoned. On March 11, Captain Amon B. Although successful in breaking up the siege on the 13th, the arrival of Ward at Refugio led to conflict over command with Captain King who insisted, as first commander on scene, he should be in charge of the combined force, even though Lt. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. The last three turns (Turns 10-12) were never “played” historically due to the capture of Santa Anna on Turn 9 (April 21, at the Battle of San Jacinto), which ended the campaign. Colonel Ward was his regimental executive officer and outranked him. Amon B. suffering from a case of measles, he had been left on the Texas coast and was never reunited with his company)), First Sergent Francis Marion Hunt of Macon Georgia commanding, to a low rock wall, part of an animal corral, to the east of the Mission building. The group was forced to scatter after a short skirmish with Urrea's cavalry. But if he dallied too long he could be trapped and destroyed like Travis at the Alamo. King departed with his men and a few of the members of the Georgia Battalion (primarily from Wyatt's Company). Both published narratives concerning their service. News of the fate of Texians under Frank W. Johnson at the Battle of San Patricio and James Grant at the Battle of Agua Dulce (both captured in earlier fights) created confusion rather than stirring the volunteers gathered at Goliad into action. Although Urrea eventually achieved his objectives, delays and high casualties prevented the General and his men from giving General Santa Anna's main force important support. At the Rio Grande, the army divided; Santa Anna led the bulk of the troops toward Bexar, where he laid siege to the Alamo. Refugio Leon’s family moved to Costa Mesa’s west side in 1922 when he was just a toddler. After learning that Santa Anna had again divided his forces, Houston ordered an attack on April 21, 1836. The mission played home to the Battle of Refugio in 1836, where it found itself bombarded by cannon balls, Wales said. Pronunciation of refugio with 3 audio pronunciations, 1 meaning, 13 translations, 13 sentences and more for refugio. Ward felt his men could again reach the timber and swamps and continue their march and told his officers he was against surrender. Sometime, late on the 13th or early morning hours of the 14th, a party of men under Captain Wyatt left the mission on patrol. [13], Elements of Urrea's advance cavalry arrived in Refugio shortly after King and the families returned to the mission. Residents of Refugio County staunchly supported the Confederacy and voted 142 to 14 (91 percent) in favor of secession. King and his force began to move in the direction of the mission using cover and partial concealment of the terrain trees. Anger over Santa Anna's lack of mercy led many Texan settlers to join the Texan Army. The Battle of San Jacinto was over in only 18 minutes amid vengeful cries of “Remember the Alamo!” and “Remember Goliad!” According to legend , Santa Anna was slow to respond to the attack because he was engaged in a sexual liaison with a woman who reputedly inspired the classic song “ The Yellow Rose of Texas,” though it is likely that the romantic assignation was apocryphal and that song had other origins. At Refugio Mission, Mexican forces were not aware of their foes escape until daylight when the former Mexican prisoners left the mission. After victories in several skirmishes, including the Battle of Concepción and the Grass Fight, the Texans attacked Bexar. He fought in the Battle of the Bulge, suffering a grave injury to his leg in the process. When Ward found Victoria in the hands of the enemy, he continued on in an effort to reach a safe haven for his men and came within two miles of Dimmit's Landing before being overtaken and again surrounded by a force of regular Mexican Army troops. The failure of King to accept the orders directly from Fannin would have great ramifications for Fannin's entire command. They repaired pews and other interior furnishings and furniture. His parents were James Fagan and Annie, a first cousin of Lord Packenham. He ordered Ward to make all haste; avoid offensive contact with the Mexicans, to gather the civilians and return as soon as possible. [8] In the early nineteenth century, captured pirates were executed immediately. After receiving word of the defeat, Fannin finally began his retreat. Those present on the Texas side also vary. Back at Refugio Mission on the morning of the 14th. Colonel Fannin's waiting for the return of a significant portion of his command also allowed General Urrea to overtake the rest of the Texas forces under his command on the road to Victoria at Coleto Creek. Mexican troops told the Texans to surrender, but they refused. Rain was frequent and the nights cold in these days of late March. He told Ward both his couriers and one sent by Fannin had been intercepted by Urrea. Ward, his officers and non commissioned officers were able to preserve unit integrity for the most part. Additionally, Lt. In spite of the ever-increasing strength of his foe and aware the Georgia Battalion could expect no help, Ward sent Mr. Perry back to Urrea with his answer. The Georgian had a front row seat to the pageantry of the bands and deploying units. Nicolás Rodríguez. Fannin had decided to evacuate his position as soon as King and Ward returned. Their gunpowder was not of first quality and the troops received almost no marksmanship training. Fannin agreed to send troops to evacuate the settlers as soon as oxen and carts were available to assist with the transport. The Texans scored an important victory. A woman, the wife of an Alamo defender, her baby, and a slave of an Alamo defender were released to tell Sam Houston what had happened. King sent a messenger to Fannin, asking for reinforcements. That night or in the early morning hours of the 15th of March, in a driving rain storm, the Georgia Battalion, carrying their rifles, a very few rounds of ammunition and little else, quietly made their way through Mexican lines without notice of Mexican sentries. The Battle of Refugio ends with the capture of Amon King, and the retreat of Lt. Col. William Ward’s men. The youngest person in the Alamo was 16 years old. They found a small group of Mexicans, probably militia, asleep and attacked, driving them away and killing 20-25 of the enemy. Colonel William Ward, a fellow Georgian, an organizer and former commander of the Georgia Battalion. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Witnesses report only three members of the Georgia Battalion were wounded. Battle of Refugio 1,500 soldiers fought against Amon Butler King and his 28 American volunteers and 120 Americans resulted in a Mexican victory and splintered Texan resistance ... on March 2 1836 the Texas goverment joiend togeather and got what they had wannted for such a verry long time, there Independence. Centralistsympathizers in the region had gathered and raided Victoria earlier in the month. Leon convalesced in Long Beach, then returned to Costa Mesa where he began building a family. MARCH 17 For a time, Texas plead poverty. Señora Francita Alavez intervened with her husband as well, to make sure the captive laborers' lives would be saved. (Left: General Sam Houston at the Battle of San Jacinto in 1836, painting by S. Seymour Thomas.) As the Mexican Army maneuvered around the mission, Ward's men, under sporadic fire, attempted to further fortify the Refugio Mission complex. This operation and successful suppression of the rebellion along the Texas Gulf Coast have become known as the Goliad Campaign.[9]. The majority of the Texan troops followed General Sam Houston where they initiated a siege of the Mexican garrison. The Spanish pronunciation is … King arrested six Tejanos he had heard were ransacking abandoned homes. They were turned over to regular Mexican forces and executed near the Refugio mission on the 15th or early on 16 March 1836. Before long, Mexican local militia under the command of Carlos de la Garza discovered the small Texian force and firing broke out. The Texians extricated themselves from the fight and returned to the Lopez ranch. After King departed, more of Urrea's troops continued arriving and slowly, again, fully invested the mission. Refugio nearly disappeared twice. For some of the period when Texas was a state 2010 Estes, Texas Handbook of Texas Online. With his supply of bullets and powder almost exhausted, Ward made plans to comply with Fannin's orders. 26.3 miles from Refugio County, TX. Leon convalesced in Long Beach, then returned to Costa Mesa where he began building a family. The Battle of Coleto: On March 19, Fannin finally left Goliad, at the head of a long train of men and supplies. In early January, a large number of the remaining soldiers, most of them adventurers recently arrived from the United States, began clamoring to invade Mexico. When General Santa Anna changed the constitution and began operating as a dictator, Federalists throughout the country revolted; in Texas, an armed uprising began on October 2, 1835, when settlers refused to return a small cannon to Mexican troops. News of the fate of Texans under Frank W. Johnson at the Battle of San Patricio and James Grant at the Battle of Agua Dulce (both captured in earlier fights) created confusion rather than stirring the volunteers gathered at Goliad into action. To make matters worse, Fannin learned that some col… General José de Urrea, the commander of this wing of the Mexican Army, reports seemed to change over the years following the war. The shooting continued for at least another hour as the Mexicans slowly maneuvered closer to the mission. [20] In the 1850s the Texas Governor and Legislature agreed, in exchange for the sacrifice of the young Georgians and to repay Georgia for weapons and military supplies provided to Texas, and to Georgia's request a monument be erected to honor the Georgia Battalion, the state would pay for a monument to be erected in Texas. The Mexican militia force, had been content to engage the Texian force at some distance and the fire had been ineffective. The "Battle of Refugio" took place in 1836 and nearly everyone abandoned the town. His increasingly dictatorial policies, including the revocation of the Constitution of 1824 in early 1835, incited federalists throughout the nation to revolt. King and his 28 American volunteers and Lieutenant Colonel William Ward and his approximately 120 Americans. 100 total troops) surrounded the mission. Hungry, tired and suffering from exposure, the men voted to accept the Mexican General's terms. Urrea had left Colonel Telesforo Alavez, in charge of Victoria. Some historians believe the good treatment of the former Mexican prisoners helped to assuage, at least in part, the Mexican Army's desire for retribution. Waiting for the forces under Amon B. This Battle of Gonzales ended with Mexican troops retreating empty-handed to San Antonio de Bexar (now the U.S. city of San Antonio, Texas). He was a cousin and contemporary of Lord Edward Packenham, who was killed leading the British troops in the battle of New Orleans, January 8, 1815. The Mexican Army had few rifles, the troops were issued smooth bore muskets. The following morning, King led his troops to the ranch of Esteban Lopez, where the family of Lewis Ayers was staying. This operation would intercept and stop the ongoing flow of men and supplies, isolating the Texas rebellion. These forces retired after the Georgia Battalion fired one or two volleys. Ward assigned his 2nd company (Bullock's Company, (Captain U. J Bullock was absent. By evening Urrea had concentrated a force estimated to number 1200 soldiers, infantry and cavalry, 100-200 Mexican Mounted Militia and several pieces of artillery were deployed. * 4 The Battle of Refugio * 5 Fannin's Retreat and the Battle of Coleto 5.1 Main article Battle of Coleto 5.2 Fannin Takes Action * 6 The Massacre. Located in Heritage Park (U.S. Hwy 77 and West Street), the Refugio County Museum was built to suggest the log cabin style houses typical of the Texas pioneer days.The permanent exhibits trace the history of the area, from the establishment of the Spanish Mission to the immigration of Irish settlers; and the impact of ranching and oil after 1929.. The population was 2,941 at the 2000 census. In 1835, thousands of Americans, mostly from the southern states, had immigrated to Mexico. Crying "Remember the Alamo" and "Remember Goliad", the Texans showed little mercy during the Battle of San Jacinto. Then a war and reconstruction and Texas again delayed the promised monument. (This battle is considered one of the most famous battles in American history and is the inspiration for dozens of movies and books) M Battle of Refugio: Refugio: March 14, 1836 Third battle of the Goliad Campaign. Santa Anna was captured in hiding the following day and he ordered his army to return to Mexico, ending the Texas Revolution. Refugio's Rough Rider J.T. For the most part, due to their ammunition shortage, the men did not return the Mexican fire. Both he and Samuel Hardaway describe heavy fighting with the ranks of the enemy coming very near to the wall before melting away from the Georgian's fire. Reluctant to leave before the various detachments returned, Fannin failed to leave Goliad ahead of Urrea's advance, leading to the Battle of Coleto. General Urrea then won another victory over the Texians, who were led by King, at the Battle of Refugio. The population was 2,890 at the 2010 census. The mission played home to the Battle of Refugio in 1836, where it found itself bombarded by cannon balls, Wales said. While those remaining in the mission were searched and systematically robbed of any valuables, Mexican officers soon arrived on scene and restored order. Some of these men would prove to be the lucky ones but many of the lost were found be Mexican forces who rarely took prisoners. The Battle of Concepción . [13] The Mexican Catholic Church had abandoned the mission some years earlier. Irish immigrant settlers from the Refugio area had recently repaired the main building's roof, doors and widows. However, Fannin delayed his departure and sent a quarter of his troops to help evacuate the settlers at Refugio. Gen. Jose Urrea was close. Texans attack a large Mexican army pack train. Fannin, in his short period of command had demonstrated a slowness and lack of basic organizational skills necessary to move a large military force any distance. During the Civil War saltworks of long standing were operated near Lamar, and others were opened along the coast. Secondly, clear the Texas Gulf Coast and occupy the various ports. (This battle is considered one of the most famous battles in American history and is the inspiration for dozens of movies and books) M Battle of Refugio: Refugio March 14, 1836 Third battle of the Goliad Campaign. Period: Mar 14, 1836 to Mar 17, 1836. It is not known if they were acting under orders. [15] Ward and the bulk of his men escaped toward Copano, then turned at Melon Creek and headed for Victoria. In 1862 the saltworks were raided and thereafter were periodically reraided. Staying off the main roads, they moved toward Lavaca Bay, with ten of them eventually escaping. Although unfamiliar with the terrain, they struggled toward Victoria where it was thought Fannin should be. Ward sent courier James Humphries and least one other to Fannin for orders as the fighting slowed on the evening of the 14th. "The Georgians would not surrender.". northwestern extension of Aransas Bay, west of Rockport, Texas in Refugio and Aransas counties It is supplied with seawater from the Gulf of Mexico via Aransas the Gulf of Mexico along the Refugio - Aransas county line, approximately 10 miles 16 km northwest of Rockport. [2] The Mexican army quickly put down revolts in the Mexican interior, including a brutal suppression of militias in Oaxaca and Zacatecas. 8.[12]. All of the families gathered there were then escorted to the mission in Refugio. Start studying Social Studies Chapter 7&8. Sadly the loses of the very courageous men are unknown. This was necessary to cover the approach to the mission as the low wall blocked the view of the approaches to the mission. MARCH 17 [11] As soon as they were unloaded, Fannin called for volunteers to go to Refugio. Folks have reported seeing ghostly massacred soldiers and hearing their cries of pain. Two days latter, the men were told they would march to the Texas coast and freedom, instead, they were marched a mile away from their former fortress and shot under direct orders of General Santa Anna.[19]. [5] By the end of the year, all Mexican troops had been expelled from Texas. Ward found the mission under attack by some Mexican Cavalry and local Mexican militia. [13][12], Earlier that day, Fannin had received notice that Mexican troops had taken the Alamo, killing all of the defenders.[14]. The general council of the provisional government of Texas had instructed Francis W. Johnson and Dr. James Grant to lead an independent military force against Matamoros, Mexico. Pease states in his narrative he and the rest of Bullock's Company were stationed on the low stone wall east of the mission. The men departed in the early morning hours of the 13th of March. After he learned that other Tejanos were plundering homes about 8 miles (13 km) south, King took half of his men on an unauthorized mission to pursue them. Through Ward's leadership, the Georgia Battalion continued as an effective fighting force for one very valuable week against an enemy force that was 12 times their number. This statue was officially dedicated to Capt. News of these first Mexican victories cheered the Mexican force gathered at Bexar. In an attempt to rendezvous with other Texan forces, the southernmost wing of Texan army brazenly departs their heavily. The remainder were surrounded and captured on March 22 by Urrea, two miles from Dimmit's Landing. The remainder were sent to Goliad by March 25, joining a wounded Fannin and the rest of the Goliad garrison. [4] The following month, Texians declared themselves part of a state independent from Coahuila and created a provisional state government based on the principles of the Constitution of 1824. But none reached the church or crossed the far wall defended by Bullock's Company. In the afternoon, Mexican cavalry appeared: the Texans struck up a defensive position. El Refugio, Refugium, Zephyranthes refugiensis, Battle of Refugio, Rancho Nuestra Señora del Refugio, Rancho Refugio, Refugio, Arctostaphylos refugioensis [10][12] They arrived that evening and camped for the night at Mission Nuestra Senora del Refugio, where some of the Anglo families had taken refuge. Soon, a small cannon joined in but the thick stone walls of the mission could not be penetrated. Digitization was made possible by a Tocker Foundation grant. Even before Cos's defeat, Santa Anna had been making plans to retake Texas. The wait further delays Fannin’s retreat. Mexican General José Urrea and 1,500 Centralista soldiers fought against Amon B. Colonel James Fannin and his men had improved the fortifications at the old Presidio La Bahía and renamed it "Fort Defiance." The Georgia Battalion turned back 3, possibly 4, major attacks. The battle, a part of the Goliad Campaign of the Texas Revolution, resulted in a Mexican victory and splintered Texan resistance. Colonel James Fannin and his men had improved the fortifications at the old Presidio La Bahía and renamed it "Fort Defiance." Centralist forces in the area were stronger than the Texans expected at Refugio and defeated them. Texans captured and destroyed Fort Lipantitlán. Harbert Davenport and Craig H. Roell, "GOLIAD CAMPAIGN OF 1836," Handbook of Texas Online (, Harbert Davenport and Craig H. Roell"GOLIAD MASSACRE," Handbook of Texas Online (, Craig H. Roell, "REFUGIO, BATTLE OF," Handbook of Texas Online (, "Battle of Refugio | BORDER LAND: The Struggle for Texas, 1820-1879", http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/qdg02, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/qeg02, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/qer01, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Battle_of_Refugio&oldid=963611434, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 20 June 2020, at 19:52. Anger over Santa Anna's lack of mercy led many Texian settlers to join the Texan Army. He returned to Refugio and as a result of his popularity, and considering it was only 10 days before the city election, he was appointed as a representative with a 268 to 68 margin win. After destroying much property, the Guardes, a militia under the command of Captain Carlos de la Garza, made camp just outside the town. After several days of fighting, the Siege of Bexar ended with the surrender of the Mexican general. It is the county seat of Refugio County. Less than three weeks later, many of King’s men surrendered at Coleto Creek and were imprisoned at Goliad. Colonel Frank W. Johnson and Dr. James Grant began preparing to attack Matamoros. The population was 2,890 at the 2010 census. Colonel Ward complied with Fannin's orders to reach Victoria. These units were in skirmishes and or full-scale battles from the 12th to the 20th of March. The Refugio area has sheltered many groups of settlers, and in 1836 it was the site of the Battle of Refugio during the Texas Revolution. On October 27, militia leaders Jim Bowie and James Fannin, along with some 90 men, disobeyed Austin's orders and set up a defensive encampment on the grounds of the Concepción mission. While Power was away at the convention, the Refugio colonists and a small force of Texans were trapped in the old mission by Mexican forces. Colonel William Ward, a fellow Georgian, an organizer and former commander of the Georgia Battalion. 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