Battle of Tecualoya

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Battle of Tecualoya
Part of the Mexican War of Independence
Hermenegildo Galeana.jpg
A portrait of General Hermenegildo Galeana who commanded the Mexican insurgents in the battle.
Date 17–20 January 1812
Location Tecualoya, State of Mexico, Mexico
Result Spanish Royalist 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 Hermenegildo Galeana Flag of Spain (1785-1873 and 1875-1931).svg Rosendo Porlier y Asteguieta

The Battle of Tecualoya was a military action of the Mexican War of Independence fought between 17–20 January 1812 in the canyons of Tecualoya, Mexico. 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 were commanded by General Hermenegildo Galeana and the Spanish by Rosendo Porlier y Asteguieta. The battle resulted in a victory for Spanish loyalists.

The Battle[edit]

The battle resulted in a humiliating defeat for Galeana and his army. The Mexican insurgents lost all their artillery, though they would later recover these field pieces at the Battle of Tenancingo where General José María Oviedo would be killed in action.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Zárate, 1880; 275-277

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.