Presidio La Bahía’s Connection to the American Revolution
- When:Saturday, February 2, 2013, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
- Where:Presidio La Bahia, Goliad, Texas
It’s a well-known fact that Presidio La Bahía and Presidio San Antonio de Béxar were instrumental in providing the vital cattle that kept Governor Bernardo de Gálvez’s troops nourished during the American Revolution. Many of our Tejano ancestors provided the beef and also went on the cattle drives to move the beef to where the troops needed food. This effort helped win the war against England. A lesser known fact and one not yet found in history books is that our Tejano ancestors also provided monetary donations at the request of King Carlos III to aid in the war effort.
This list of La Bahía soldiers (donativos) who donated to the American Revolution war effort has just been discovered!
Please join us for an informative meeting and learn the names of the soldiers who donated to the American Revolution.