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General José Frontera

 
 
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By J. Makali Bruton, October 31, 2015
1. General José Frontera Marker
Inscription.
Calle General José Frontera
Se cuenta que el traidor Santa Anna presenció desde una loma el combate de Padierna en la que perdió la vida el general Frontera cuyo nombre lleva una calle de esta villa y lejos de auxiliar a las tropas mexicanas se retiró para asistir a un banquete dado en su honor en la casa del Mayorazgo de Fagoaga. Los prisioneros mexicanos fueron azotados y después colgados de uno de los árboles de la plaza del Carmen. Cuando de retiraron las tropas enemigos, los vecinos pidieron permiso al gobierno para tirar los árboles que habían servido de horca a sus compatriotas, pero como el permiso no llegaba se amotinó el pueblo y los derribó por la fuerza.

English translation:
General José Frontera Street
It is said that the traitor Santa Anna watched the Battle of Padierna (also known as the Battle of Contreras), in which General Frontera was killed, from a nearby hill. A street in this area now carries the name of the General. Far from aiding the Mexican troops, Santa Anna withdrew in order to attend a banquet given in his honor in the house of Francisco de Fagoaga. Mexican prisoners were then beaten and then hung from the trees in the Plaza del Carmen. When the enemy troops withdrew, residents asked the government for permission to cut down the trees that had served as
General José Frontera Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 31, 2015
2. General José Frontera Marker
gallows to their countrymen, but when the permission was not given, the people rioted and knocked down the trees by force.
 
Location. 19° 20.682′ N, 99° 11.504′ W. Marker is in Ciudad de Mexico, Distrito Federal. Touch for map. The marker is at the eastern side of the San Jacinto Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: San Jacinto 3, Ciudad de Mexico, Distrito Federal, Mexico.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Parish of San Jacinto (within shouting distance of this marker); Tribute to John Riley (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Saint Patrick Battalion (about 120 meters away); The Dolphin House/House of the Marquess of Sierra Nevada (about 150 meters away); The Del Carmen Convent (about 150 meters away); Monument to the Mexican Fallen of 1847 (approx. 4.6 kilometers away); The Defense at the Battle of Churubusco (approx. 4.6 kilometers away); Convent of Our Lady of the Angels of Churubusco (approx. 4.6 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ciudad de Mexico.
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismWar, Mexican-American
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 1, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 255 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 1, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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