Alabama doctor survived massacre at Goliad

By Bartee Haile

 

After a two-week wait on the Gulf Coast, a company of Alabama volunteers organized and led by Dr. Jack Shackelford, was officially “accepted for service” in the army of the rebellion on Feb. 3, 1836

 

As soon as he heard that Anglo-American colonists in Mexico’s northernmost province had risen up against the repressive central government, Shackelford called a public meeting in the town of Courtland near the Tennessee state line.

 

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