Antonio Canales Rosillo
|Antonio Canales Rosillo|
|Died||1852 (aged 49–50)
Camargo, Tamaulipas, Mexico
Canales fought in the Apache wars in Mexico and fought under the many conservative attempts to control the Mexican national government of the 19th century. Canales was in discord with President Antonio López de Santa Anna's Centralist move against the Mexican Constitution of 1824.
He served as commander-in-chief of the army of the rebellion and, along with José María Jesús Carbajal, sought to establish the Republic of the Rio Grande during the short existence of that entity in 1840. After a portion of his army was captured, Canales eventually abandoned the cause of the rebellion and received a commission as Brigadier General in the Mexican Army.
Later, Canales badgered the U.S. troops stationed between Corpus Christi and Matamoros during the Mexican–American War. He participated in the battles at Resaca de Guerrero - Palo Alto. He served under General Pedro de Ampudia at Cerralvo, Nuevo León, and under Santa Anna during the Battle of Buena Vista.
- Antonio Canales Rosillo at the Handbook of Texas Online
- A short piece on Canales & the Rio Grande Republic at Presidio La Bahia
- Adams Jr., PhD, John A (2008). "War on the Rio Grande". Conflict and Commerce on the Rio Grande: Laredo, 1775-1955. TAMU Press. ISBN 978-1-60344-042-4.
- Roberto Mario Salmón, "CANALES ROSILLO, ANTONIO," Handbook of Texas Online , accessed September 28, 2011. Published by the Texas State Historical Association
- Mexico a Traves de los Siglos, (1882), Edition of 1956