Battle of Coleto, Texas Revolution Military Map, 1938


The Battle of Coleto was fought on March 19–20, 1836, during the Goliad campaign of the Texas Revolution. Map published by Andrew Jackson Houston, 1938.

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The Battle of Coleto was fought on March 19–20, 1836 during the Goliad campaign of the Texas Revolution. After learning of the Alamo’s defeat, Texian general Sam Houston ordered Fannin to retreat from Goliad and join the rest of the army in Victoria.  On March 19, Fannin led his men on a leisurely retreat from Goliad. Mexican troops surrounded the Texians later in the day. Texians formed a square in the middle of the prairie and attempted to defend their position. Although Mexican troops launched three separate attacks against the square, they could not penetrate the Texian position.  With little water to give to the wounded or to cool their artillery, the Texians felt they were unable to withstand further fighting. On the morning of March 20, the Texians surrendered.  Map published by Andrew Jackson Houston 1938.

Andrew Jackson Houston (1854-1941) was the son of Texas Revolutionary hero Sam Houston. A retired colonel of the Texas National Guard, a professor of military science at St. Mary’s University, and a Prohibition Party candidate for Texas governor in 1910 and 1912, A.J. Houston retired to focus on writing about Texas history in 1918. Drawing on a large collection of inherited documents from his father, he wrote and published a book about the history of Colonial Texas, featuring this intriguing series of maps. A.J. Houston died in Washington D.C. on June 26, 1941, two months after his appointment to the U.S. Senate.

Antique map on paper displayed on a white mat with a gold border. Mat fits a standard-size frame. Archival plastic sleeve and Certificate of Authenticity included. Map, 12″L x 10″H; mat, 20″L x 16″H.

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Very good; center fold as issued; light age toning







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