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Here Were Shot Four Patriots

 
 
Here Were Shot Four Patriots Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, February 14, 2016
1. Here Were Shot Four Patriots Marker
Inscription.
Aqui fueron fusilados
por las fuerzas de Walker
cuatro patriotas de Masaya:
Felipe Perez
Domingo Antonio Berroteran
Moises Avendaño
y Desiderio Calvo
a las 6 de la tarde del 30 de julio de 1856
Honor y Gloria
Instituto Nicaraguense de Cultura
Alcaldia de Masaya
Septiembre 2006

English translation:
Here were shot four patriots of Masaya by Walker's forces:
Felipe Perez
Domingo Antonio Berroteran
Moises Avendaño
and Desiderio Calvo
At 6 p.m. on July 30, 1856
Honor and Glory
Nicaraguan Institute of Culture
Mayor's Office of Masaya
September 2006

 
Erected 2006 by Instituto Nicaraguense de Cultura y la Alcaldia de Masaya.
 
Location. 11° 58.458′ N, 86° 5.802′ W. Marker is in Masaya, Masaya. Marker is on Calle Hospital Viejo. Touch for map. The marker is on the northwest corner of the central park of Masaya.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 27 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Heroes of October 17, 1977 (within shouting distance of this marker); Carlos Ulloa A. (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Masaya Boy's School (about 180 meters away); Gonzalo Rivas Novoa
Here Were Shot Four Patriots Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, February 14, 2016
2. Here Were Shot Four Patriots Marker
The Our Lady of the Assumption Church (Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción de Masaya) can be seen in the distance.
(about 240 meters away); General Rigoberto Cabezas (approx. half a kilometer away); William Walker's Stables (approx. 16.3 kilometers away in Granada); Monument to the Heroes of April 4, 1954 (approx. 26.7 kilometers away in Managua); The Presidential House of Nicaragua (approx. 26.7 kilometers away in Managua). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Masaya.
 
Regarding Here Were Shot Four Patriots. The four Nicaraguans were shot by a firing squad, supposedly for helping a filibuster that wanted to desert Walker's forces. Unfortunately, the filibuster was a spy and part of an operation to seek out locals that were unsupportive of their invasion of Nicaragua. The execution was described in contemporary newspaper accounts by fellow filibuster and correspondent to the New Orleans Picayune, Charles Callahan.
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismWars, Non-US
 
Our Lady of the Assumption Church of Masaya image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, February 14, 2016
3. Our Lady of the Assumption Church of Masaya
La Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción de Masaya.
Our Lady of the Assumption of Masaya interior image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, February 14, 2016
4. Our Lady of the Assumption of Masaya interior
Interior de la Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción de Masaya.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 14, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 201 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 14, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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