Near Fannin in Goliad County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Site of Battle of El Perdido
Republicans had 42 men under Col. Henry Perry and Maj. James H. Gordon, former U.S. officers, veterans of the 1815 Battle of New Orleans. Outnumbered 3-to-1, Perry and Gordon refused offer of safe surrender, saying they would die first. Along with 24 of their men, both were killed.
Erected 1967 by Texas State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 4726.)
Location. 28° 42.597′ N, 97° 13.949′ W. Marker is near Fannin, Texas, in Goliad County. Marker is on Farm to Market Road 2987 0.9 miles north of U.S. 59, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fannin TX 77960, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle of Coleto and Goliad Massacre (approx. 1.6 miles away); Victoria County C.S.A. Goliad Memorial Auditorium (approx. 9.8 miles away); Judge James Arthur White and the Civilian Conservation Corps at Goliad State Park (approx. 9.9 miles away); La Bahía Cemetery (approx. 10 miles away); Grave of Colonel J. W. Fannin and His Men (approx. 10 miles away); Angel of Goliad (approx. 10 miles away); J. W. Fannin (approx. 10.1 miles away).
Categories. • Colonial Era • Wars, Non-US •
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 9, 2019. This page originally submitted on April 9, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 52 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 9, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.