Friday, September 10, 2004

They were pardoned before they were executed

I just ran into this while looking at the Rosen Publishing Group catalog. It's a blurb for a book about a woman named Francisca Alvarez who helped American soldiers who had been captured during the Mexican-American war.

"...under standing orders from General Santa Ana -- all caputured American soldiers were to be shot. Fracisca Alvarez, known as The Angel of Goliad, intervened and secured pardons for a number of men before they were executed."

Which must have been of some comfort to the American prisoners to know that they weren't being blamed for anything just before they were shot. Of course, makes ya wonder just how effective was the Angel of Goliad?