The insurgents, commanded by General José Calixto Martínez y Moreno (also known as Cadenas), were routed by the royalist forces of Manuel del Rio. The rebel forces suffered 300 soldiers killed out of 1,000, the majority of these being local villagers who were armed, but not generally trained to fight.
Almost immediately following this defeat, however, on 16 July 1811, the rebel forces operating in Colima, under the command of Ignacio Sandoval and Miguel Gallaga, were able to seize the state for the rebel cause, making the loss at Llanos de Santa Juana of less tactical importance.
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.
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