Veracruz in Municipality of Veracruz, Mexico — The Gulf Coast
General Miguel Barragán
Benemerito de la Patria
y a sus dignos
compañeros de armas de 1825
a quienes se debio
la rendición de este castillo,
La “Academia Mexicana
de la Historia”
en el primer centenario
de ese glorioso hecho
Most Worthy of the Nation
and to his illustrious brothers in arms of 1825
who were responsible for taking this fort,
the last stronghold of Spanish domination.
Tribute from the Mexican Academy of History
on the 100th anniversary of this glorious event.
Erected 1925 by Academia Mexicana de la Historia.
Location. 19° 12.585′ N, 96° 7.867′ W. Marker is in Veracruz, Veracruz, in Municipality of Veracruz. Touch for map. The marker is on one of the columns right before crossing the "Bridge of Sighs" over to the area used as prison cells at the Fort San Juan de Ulúa. Marker is in this post office area: Veracruz 91700, Mexico.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Benito Juárez in Prison in San Juan de Ulúa (within shouting distance of this marker); The Governor's House The Prison of San Juan de Ulúa (within shouting distance of this marker); The “Curtain” of San Fernando (within shouting distance of this marker); Patio of the Curtain or Dry Moat (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Last Stronghold of the Spanish in Mexico (about 90 meters away); The Bastion of San Crispin (about 90 meters away); The Bastion of San Pedro (about 90 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Veracruz.
Regarding General Miguel Barragán. Miguel Barragán (1789-1836) was a member of the Spanish military and then fought for Mexican independence. As the marker mentions, he is most famous for the final conquest of the Fort of San Juan de Ulúa in 1825 against the last Spanish troops. Unfortunately, only two years later he was accused of treason by President Victoria and jailed in a prison cell at the same fort that he had conquered. He was later exiled from the country, but received an amnesty in 1829. Interestingly, before dying in 1836 he requested that his body be
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 10, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 10, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 59 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 10, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.