The gravesite memorial of Colonel James Walker Fannin and his men. During the 1836 Texas campaign, Colonel James Walker Fannin's force surrendered in defeat at the Battle of Coleto Creek. The Texian soldiers were imprisoned in the presidio for a week. On Palm Sunday, March 27, Col. Fannin and his 341 men were marched outside the walls and shot, making Goliad the site of the largest single loss of life in the cause of Texas independence. The Goliad Massacre, which accounted for twice the loss of life as that at the Alamo, was, in part, the inspiration of Gail Borden's headline, "Remember Goliad! Remember the Alamo!", which become the rousing battle cry of the victorious Texians at the Battle of San Jacinto.
(Info from http://www.goliadcc.org/index.php/Goliad-TX-Info/goliad-tx-history.html)
An obelisk commemorates the site of the Battle of Coleto Creek where Colonel James Fannin and his men fought against Mexican troops on March 19-20, 1836, during the Texas Revolution.