Battle of Escamela

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Battle of Escamela
Part of the Mexican War of Independence
José Ma. Morelos y Pavón, ca. 1813.jpg
A artistic depiction of Morelos, the Mexican insurgent commander.
Date 26 October, 1812
Location Escamela, Ixtaczoquitlán, Veracruz, Mexico
Result Mexican rebel victory
Belligerents
Bandera de José María Morelos en 1812.png Mexican Rebels Flag of Spain (1785-1873 and 1875-1931).svg Spanish Empire
Commanders and leaders
Bandera de José María Morelos en 1812.png José María Morelos
Bandera de José María Morelos en 1812.png Hermenegildo Galeana
Flag of Spain (1785-1873 and 1875-1931).svg José María Añorve de Salas
Strength
Unknown 50

The Battle of Zitlala was a battle of the War of Mexican Independence that occurred on 26 October, 1812 in the area around Escamela, Ixtaczoquitlán, Veracruz. The battle was fought between the royalist forces loyal to the Spanish crown, and the Mexican rebels fighting for independence from the Spanish Empire. The battle resulted in a victory for the Mexican rebels.

The Battle[edit]

The insurgents, under the command of José María Morelos y Pavón, clashed with Spanish loyalist forces under the command of General Luis del Águila y Andrade. The Spanish troops were made up of peninsulares and loyalists from Nueva Espana. The battle served as a precursor in the broader goal of the Capture of Orizaba later in 1812. The battle resulted in a Mexican rebel victory and an exit of royalist forces from Ixtaczoquitlán.

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Bibliography[edit]

  • Bustamante, Carlos María de (1846). Cuadro Histórico de la Revolución Mexicana, comenzada en 15 de Septiembre de 1810 por el Ciudadano Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, Cura del pueblo de los Dolores. (in Spanish). México DF: Impr. de JM Lara.