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Colonia San Diego Churubusco in Ciudad de México, Mexico — The Valley of Mexico (The Central Highlands)
 

The Defense at the Battle of Churubusco

La Defensa en la Batalla de Churubusco

 
 
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Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, October 31, 2015
1. The Defense at the Battle of Churubusco Marker
Inscription.  
Los cañones que se encuentran situados en este lugar forman parte de las 7 piezas que cooperaron a la defensa de este punto contra la invasión americana del 20 de agosto de 1847.
Durante la defensa, fue comandante de artillería, el jefe de la 1ª Brigada de Artilleros, Don Juan B. Arguelles y tuvo como oficiales subalternos al teniente Don José de la Cuesta y los subtenientes Don Luis Arzamendi, Don Manuel Estrada, Don Francisco Fernández y Don Mario Espinosa.
Sostuvieron la defensa del punto con gran denuedo los batallones “Independencia y Bravos” mas tarde fueron reforzados por el Batallon de “Tlapa” las compañías de “San Patricio” y otras fracciones de tropa pertenecientes a los batallones de Chilpancingo y Galeana.
Fueron hechos prisioneros el Gral. Rincón, jefe del punto y el Gral. Anaya que había fungido como su segundo; Ambos estuvieron a la altura de su deber portándose con un valor a toda prueba y demostrando un elevado patriotismo que sirvió de alto ejemplo a sus soldados.

English translation:
The cannons placed here are part of the 7 that cooperated
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in the defense of this point against the American invasion on August 20, 1847. During the defense, the artillery commander, the head of the 1st Artillery Brigade, Juan B. Arguelles had as junior officers Lieutenant José de la Cuesta and Sub-Lieutenants Luis Arzamendi, Manuel Estrada, Francisco Fernández and Mario Espinosa. They sustained the defense of this point with great boldness. The "Independencia and Bravos" Batallions were later reinforced by the "Tlapa" Batallion and the companies of "San Patricio" and other fractions of troops belonging to the Battalions of Chilpancingo and Galeana.
General Rincón, commander at this point, and General Anaya, who had acted as his deputy, were taken as prisoners. Both proved to be up to the challenge, behaving with bravery and demonstrating a high sense of patriotism that served as a shining example to their soldiers.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, Mexican-American. A significant historical date for this entry is August 20, 1847.
 
Location. 19° 21.278′ N, 99° 8.932′ W. Marker is in Ciudad de México. It is in Colonia San Diego Churubusco. Memorial can be reached from 20 de Agosto. The large marker can be seen to the left of the museum entrance. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ciudad de México 04120, Mexico. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Convent of Our Lady of the Angels of Churubusco (a few steps from this marker); Saint Patrick Battalion Plaza
The Defense at the Battle of Churubusco Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, October 31, 2015
2. The Defense at the Battle of Churubusco Marker
(a few steps from this marker); Monument to the Mexican Fallen of 1847 (within shouting distance of this marker); Leon Trotsky’s Funeral Column (approx. 1.2 kilometers away); Octavio Nicolás Fernández Vilchis (approx. 1.2 kilometers away); Agustín Lara (approx. 1.4 kilometers away); House of Hernán Cortés (approx. 1.5 kilometers away); The Diego Rivera Anahuacalli Museum (approx. 3.6 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ciudad de México.
 
The Defense at the Battle of Churubusco Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, October 31, 2015
3. The Defense at the Battle of Churubusco Marker
One of the cannons mentioned in the marker text located in front of the museum.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 22, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 517 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 22, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.

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