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The Defense at the Battle of Churubusco

La Defensa en la Batalla de Churubusco

 
 
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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 Jose de la Cuesta y los subtenientes Don Luis Arzamendi, Don Manuel Estrada, Don Francisco Fernandez 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. Rincon, 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 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
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By J. Makali Bruton, October 31, 2015
2. The Defense at the Battle of Churubusco Marker
José de la Cuesta and Sub-Lieutenants Luis Arzamendi, Manuel Estrada, Francisco Fernandez 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 Rincon, 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.
 
Location. 19° 21.278′ N, 99° 8.932′ W. Marker is in Ciudad de Mexico, Ciudad de México. Marker can be reached from 20 de Agosto. Touch for map. The large marker can be seen to the left of the museum entrance.
 
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 (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
The Defense at the Battle of Churubusco Marker image. Click for full size.
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.
(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 Mexico.
 
Categories. War, Mexican-American
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 22, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 308 times since then and 65 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 22, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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