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Esteban Coronado

 
 
Esteban Coronado Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, November 1, 2015
1. Esteban Coronado Marker
Inscription.
Reformista
Hijo de Chihuahua,
Nacio en 1832
Abogado y militar,
combatio contra los
Norteamericanos en
1847; sucumbio
en defensa del
pensamiento liberal,
en el año de 1859.

English translation:
Esteban Coronado
Reformer
Son of Chihuahua, born in 1832.
Lawyer and member of the military, fought against the United States invasion in 1847; succumbed finally in the defense of liberal thought, in 1859

 
Location. 19° 25.879′ N, 99° 9.497′ W. Marker is in Ciudad de Mexico, Distrito Federal. Marker is on Paseo de la Reforma, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. The marker is on the right just past the Monument to Cuahtémoc on Paseo de la Reforma.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. León Guzmán (within shouting distance of this marker); Monument to Cuauhtémoc and His Warriors (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Francisco Zarco (about 90 meters away); Manuel López Cotilla (about 210 meters away); Ponciano Arriaga (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); José Eduardo de Cárdenas (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Antonio León (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Francisco Primo de Verdad y Ramos (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Ciudad de Mexico.
 
Regarding Esteban Coronado.
Esteban Coronado Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, November 1, 2015
2. Esteban Coronado Marker
As a young man Esteban Coronado fought against the United States invasion in Chihuahua in 1847 at the Battle of Sacramento. Later he joined the Liberal forces of Benito Juarez against the Conservatives in the Reform War (Guerra de la Reforma, 1857-1861). During the battle of Tepic he was seriously wounded in the leg. Doctors told him that he could have treatment that would eventually heal his leg after a lengthy recovery, or an amputation that would put him back in the fight in a few months. He replied that "I need my leg, but the country needs my time." ("Mi pierna le hará falta al general Coronado, pero mi tiempo le hará falta a la Patria.") He did not survive the amputation.
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismPoliticsWar, Mexican-American
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 240 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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