This battle was one of many battles that occurred between the armies of Ignacio López Rayón and José Manuel de Ochoa as López Rayón marched to take the industrial city of Zacatecas for the rebel cause. He had begun his march after hearing news of the capture of many of the rebel leaders at Acatita de Baján. Zacatecas was an important objective because it would provide much needed war supplies to rebel forces and thus, López Rayón was pursued by José Manuel de Ochoa in his march to the city. Lopez Rayon and his army defeated their royalist pursuers but not in such a decisive way that they ended their pursuit.
On 15 April 1811, Lopez Rayon successfully reached Zacatecas and captured the city. Thereafter, the rebel forces had access to an industrial base with which they would use to make weapons and supplies.
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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