Francisca Alvarez: The Angel of Goliad
During the Mexican-American War of 1846-1848, Francisca Alvarez saved the lives of many American soldiers captured by Santa Ana s forces. Using primary source images to explore Alvarez life, this moving account explains how under standing orders from General Santa Ana all captured American soldiers were to be shot. Francisca Alvarez, known as "The Angel of Goliad," intervened and secured pardons for a number of men before they were executed.
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The Texas Revolution
The Angel of Goliad
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