You Go, Goliad

RECEIVED Thu., May 14, 2020

Dear Editor,
    I thank Mr. McLeod for his article on Ignacio Zaragoza [“Zaragoza Birthplace State Historic Site, Goliad,” Day Trips, May 15]. Many people believe that Zaragoza’s victory at the Battle of Puebla was significant to the United States in that it was the French’s intent to win in Mexico and continue across the border and help the Confederacy against the Union in the U.S. Civil War, which was ongoing at the same time as the Franco/Mexican War. This would have been disastrous to the Union’s Civil War effort.
    On another subject: Presidio La Bahía in Goliad will be celebrating its 300th anniversary in 2021. The Goliad Historical Society is planning a Historical Conference in April 2021 to commemorate this significant milestone.
Ernest Alaniz
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