Battle of Izúcar

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Battle of Izúcar de Matamoros
Part of the Mexican War of Independence
Date 23 February 1812
Location Izúcar de Matamoros, Puebla, 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 Mariano Matamoros y Guridi Flag of Spain (1785-1873 and 1875-1931).svg Ciriaco del Llano

The Battle of Izúcar or the Battle of Izúcar de Matamoros was a battle of the War of Mexican Independence that occurred on 23 February 1812 in the area around Izúcar de Matamoros, Puebla. 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 Mexican insurgents, who were commended by General Mariano Matamoros y Guridi managed to force the Spanish loyalist forces, commanded by the Brigadier General, Ciriaco del Llano to retreat. It was during this battle that a young Vicente Ramón Guerrero Saldaña, later the president of Meixco, first distinguished himself in battle.

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  • 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.