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San Miguel de Allende in Municipality of Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico — The Central Highlands
 

The Remains of the Insurgents

 
 
The Remains of the Insurgents Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 8, 2016
1. The Remains of the Insurgents Marker
Inscription.
En este templo
Franciscano, Antiguo Convento
de San Antonio de Padua,
paso la noche del 2 al 3 de
septiembre de 1823 una urna,
conteniendo los craneos
de los pleclaros insurgentes
* Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla
* Don Ignacio Allende y Unzaga
* Don Juan Aldama Gonzalez
* Don Mariano Jimenez
El H. Ayuntamiento 1998-2000
San Miguel de Allende, Gto.
3 de septiembre de 1998

English translation:
In this Franciscan Church,
Ex-Convent of Saint Anthony of Padua,
an urn, containing the skulls of the illustrious insurgents
* Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla
* Don Ignacio Allende y Unzaga
* Don Juan Aldama Gonzalez
* Don Mariano Jimenez
passed here the night of September 2-3, 1823
The Honorable Municipality, 1998-2000
San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato
September 3, 1998

 
Erected 1998 by El Honorable Ayuntamiento de San Miguel de Allende.
 
Location. 20° 54.896′ N, 100° 44.52′ W. Marker is in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, in Municipality of Allende. Marker is on Calle Juárez just north of Calle San Francisco, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. The marker is to the left of the entrance to the Templo
The Remains of the Insurgents Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 8, 2016
2. The Remains of the Insurgents Marker
The marker is to the right of the entrance to the church, but a large tree in front of the marker can make it difficult to see from a distance.
de San Francisco (Church of Saint Francis). Marker is in this post office area: San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato 37700, Mexico.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tellez Delgado Gas Pump (within shouting distance of this marker); House of Ignacio Aldama (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); The First Spanish Prisoners (about 150 meters away); Doctor Juan Antonio Pérez de Espinosa (about 150 meters away); Here Independence was Planned (about 150 meters away); House of Francisco Lanzagorta (about 150 meters away); First Independent Municipality of Mexico (about 180 meters away); Master Builder Ceferino Gutiérrez Muñóz (about 210 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Miguel de Allende.
 
Regarding The Remains of the Insurgents. These insurgents that had started the Mexican War of Independence in 1810 were captured and executed in Chihuahua. As a warning to other potential revolutionaries, the Spanish authorities hung their heads on the corners of the Alhóndiga de Granaditas (Public Granary, now the Regional Museum) in Guanajuato. The Spanish were finally defeated in 1821, after eleven long years of civil war. The remains of the insurgents were taken from Guanajuato to Mexico City and they were placed in the Metropolitan
El Templo de San Francisco (Saint Francis Catholic Church) image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 8, 2016
3. El Templo de San Francisco (Saint Francis Catholic Church)
The marker is to the right of the entrance to the church.
Cathedral there in 1823. As the marker notes, their remains were taken through many Mexican towns on the way to Mexico City.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 17, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 13, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 110 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 13, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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