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San Blas in Municipality of San Blas, Nayarit, Mexico — The Pacific Coast
 

The San Blas Battalion

 
 
The San Blas Battalion Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, November 15, 2016
1. The San Blas Battalion Marker
Inscription.
1847 · 1966
Los supervivientes antigüedad 1913 del
H. Colegio Militar
rinden homenaje al heroico Batallon de
San Blas y a su Jefe Coronel
Felipe Santiago Xicotencatl
en el 119 aniversario de su sacrificio en
defensa de la patria el 13 de Sept. de 1847
en el Bosque de Chapultepec
Mexico bre 13 de 1966

English translation:
1847 · 1966
The Survivors of the Military College Class of 1913
pay homage to the heroic Battalion of
San Blas and its Chief Colonel
Felipe Santiago Xicotencatl
on the 119th anniversary of his sacrifice in the defense of the nation on September 13, 1847
in the Forest of Chapultepec
Mexico September 13, 1966

 
Erected 1966.
 
Location. 21° 32.633′ N, 105° 16.578′ W. Marker is in San Blas, Nayarit, in Municipality of San Blas. Marker is on Avenida Benito Juárez, in the median. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 280 Avenida Benito Juárez, San Blas, Nayarit 63743, Mexico.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. José María Mercado Burial Site (about 180 meters away, measured in a direct line); José María Mercado
The San Blas Battalion Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, November 15, 2016
2. The San Blas Battalion Marker
The marker is seen here in the median on the road entering into San Blas.
(approx. one kilometer away); Fray Junipero Serra (approx. 1.1 kilometers away); Benito Pablo Juárez García (approx. 1.3 kilometers away).
 
Regarding The San Blas Battalion. The San Blas Battalion was originally formed as a Coast Guard unit in 1823 after Mexican independence. It is most famous for its participation in the Battle of Chapultepec in Mexico City on September 13, 1847. In its defense of the Chapultepec Castle almost the entire battalion of 300 was killed, wounded or captured.
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismWar, Mexican-American
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 29, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 9, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 130 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 9, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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