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Silao, Guanajuato, Mexico — The Central Highlands (North America)
 

General Francisco Javier Mina

 
 
General Francisco Javier Mina Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, December 9, 2018
1. General Francisco Javier Mina Marker
Inscription.  

En esta casa estuvo prisionero el 27 de octubre de 1817, el General Francisco Javier Mina, Heroe de Nuestra Independencia.
La Junta Patriotica del Centenario, le consagra este recuerdo.
27 septiembre, 1921.
JG Aguirre e hijos, Grabaron

English translation:
In this house was imprisoned on October 27, 1817 General Francisco Javier Mina, Hero of Our Independence.
The Patriotic Board of the 100th Anniversary consecrates this memorial. September 27, 1921.
JG Aguirre and Sons, engravers
 
Erected 1921 by La Junta Patriótica del Centenario.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & PatriotismWars, Non-US. A significant historical date for this entry is September 27, 1921.
 
Location. 20° 56.593′ N, 101° 25.58′ W. Marker is in Silao, Guanajuato. Memorial is on Calle 5 de Mayo just west of Calle Honda, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Silao GTO 36100, Mexico. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Parish of Santiago Apóstol (within shouting distance of this marker); Pope Benedict XVI's Visit to Silao
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Luis I. Rodriguez T. (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Parish of Santiago Apóstol (within shouting distance of this marker); The Battle of Silao (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); José and Alfonso Trueba Linares (about 120 meters away); Calle de la Fundación (about 150 meters away); City Hall (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Silao.
 
Regarding General Francisco Javier Mina. General Martín Francisco Javier Mina y Larrea (July 1, 1789 – November 11, 1817), nicknamed El Mozo or El Estudiante (The Student), was a Spanish lawyer and army officer, who later became a Mexican revolutionary figure. After a brief stop in Baltimore to raise money, he traveled on to Galveston, New Spain and participated in fighting against Spanish forces for the independence of Mexico. In October 1817, Mina was captured and presented to Colonel Orrantia who took him to Silao. On November 11, 1817, Mina was executed by a firing squad on a hill close to the Fuerte de los Remedios region
General Francisco Javier Mina Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, December 9, 2018
2. General Francisco Javier Mina Marker
The marker is underneath the corridor seen in this view.
of the Sierra de Pénjamo, by the Zaragoza battalion. He was 28 years old.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 9, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 8, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 173 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 8, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.

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