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Mérida in Municipality of Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico — The Southeast (Yucatan Peninsula)
 

Coronel Sebastián Molas

 
 
Coronel Sebastián Molas Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 17, 2017
1. Coronel Sebastián Molas Marker
Inscription.
Al Coronel D.
Sebastian Molas.
Martir del federalismo en Yucatan
1819-1853.


English translation:

To Coronel D. Sebastián Molas.
Martyr to Federalism in Yucatán
1819-1853.

 
Location. 20° 58.27′ N, 89° 37.354′ W. Marker is in Mérida, Yucatán, in Municipality of Mérida. Marker is on Calle 60, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. The marker is at the center of the Santa Lucía Park. Marker is in this post office area: Mérida, Yucatán 97000, Mexico.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Saint Lucia Neighborhood (a few steps from this marker); The Hotel Mérida (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); "El Colonial" (about 180 meters away); Gabriel Vicente Gahona y Pasos, "Picheta" (about 240 meters away); House of Mr. Andrés Quintana Roo (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); La Nacional Building (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); General Manuel Cepeda Peraza (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The Gran Hotel (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Mérida.
 
Regarding Coronel Sebastián Molas. Sebastián Molas Virgilio (1819 - 1853) was a Mexican soldier born in Tizimín, Yucatán. He participated prominently
An additional nearby marker on the 1981 restoration of the Santa Lucía Park. image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 17, 2017
2. An additional nearby marker on the 1981 restoration of the Santa Lucía Park.
in the Caste War, fighting the indigenous rebels commanded by Cecilio Chi. He also participated at the head of Yucatecan Federalist troops against Centralist government forces during the warlike episodes that followed the pronounced separation of Yucatán from Mexico. He was executed in Mérida after being captured by the Centralist forces. Supposedly his remains are underneath the obelisk.
 
Categories. Wars, Non-US
 
Coronel Sebastián Molas Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, January 17, 2017
3. Coronel Sebastián Molas Marker
The obelisk was constructed with a broken tip, as a way to symbolize Coronel Molas' short life. It was built in 1878 under the government of Manuel Romero Ancona. Originally it had a marker that read: "Aquí yacen los restos del coronel Sebastián Molas, héroe de la Guerra de Castas." (English: Here lie the remains of Colonel Sebastián Molas, Hero of the Caste War.)
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 56 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page was last revised on March 20, 2017.
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