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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Presidio La Bahia

This military/church compound was used to protect the Spanish colonists and their indian allies in time of conflict. It was taken by others on more than one occasion.

 Col. Fannin was sat in a chair outside this building and executed on Palm Sunday 1836. He gave his old watch to the officer  in charge of the execution in promise of three things: 1) he would not be shot in the face, 2) his possessions would be returned to his family, and 3) he would be given a Christian burial. He was shot in the face, his personal articles were stripped and stolen from his body, and his body was piled on top of the others and burned.
View from the ramparts

A musket porthole

Flag of the Republican Army of the North which captured the fort in 1813.

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