Guanajuato in Municipality of Guanajuato, Mexico — The Central Highlands
Lieutenant José Francisco Valenzuela
El 28 de Septiembre de 1810 en este lugar el teniente realista irapuatense Dn Jose Francisco Valenzuela honrosamente perdió al vida defendiendo sus banderas contra el ataque de los patriotas Insurgentes
On September 28, 1810 the Royalist Lieutenant from Irapuato, José Francisco Valenzuela, lost his life in this place while defending his flags from the attack of the patriot Insurgents.
Location. 21° 1.158′ N, 101° 15.486′ W. Marker is in Guanajuato, Guanajuato, in Municipality of Guanajuato. Marker is on Calle 28 de Septiembre, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 48 Calle 28 de Septiembre, Guanajuato 36000, Mexico.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Casimiro Chowell J. (within shouting distance of this marker); The Cemetery of the Convent of the Temple of Bethlehem (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Burning of the Alhóndiga de Granaditas (about 120 meters away); The Temple of Bethlehem (about 150 meters away); The Hidalgo Market (about 180 meters away); The Bethlehemite Convent in Guanajuato José Martí in Mexico (about 180 meters away); Temple and Plaza San Roque (about 240 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Guanajuato.
Regarding Lieutenant José Francisco Valenzuela. “Once the trenches were abandoned and the troops who defended the roof withdrawn, that wild mob rushed to the base of the building: those in front were pushed by those who followed, unable to turn around, as in an ocean storm when some waves are impelled by others till they dash against the rocks. The brave man could not show his mettle, nor could the coward find a way to flee. Captain Castilla died, some soldiers perished; the rest joined the conquerors. The valiant José Francisco Valenzuela, turning his horse about, rode up the hill three times, opening a path with his sword; he was dragged from his saddle and suspended on the points of the lances of those who surrounded him in large numbers; even so, he killed some of those closest to him before receiving his death blow, shouting “Long live Spain!” until he gave up his final breath. He was a native of Irapuato and a lieutenant of the company of that village.”
from "The Mexico Reader: History,
Duke University Press, 2009.
Additional keywords. Mexican Independence
Categories. • Wars, Non-US •
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