Battle of Temalaca

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Battle of Temalaca
Part of the Mexican War of Independence
Morelos Prision.jpg
A painting of José María Morelos in prinson at the Cárcel del Arzobispado after his capture at Temalaca.
Date 5 November, 1815
Location Temalaca, Puebla, 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 José María Morelos  (POW) Flag of Spain (1785-1873 and 1875-1931).svg Manuel de la Concha

The Battle of Temalaca was a battle of the War of Mexican Independence that occurred on 5 November, 1815 in the area around Temalaca, 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 were commanded by José María Morelos and the Spanish by Manuel de la Concha. The battle resulted in a victory for the Spanish Royalists.

At the end of the battle, Morelos was captured by Spanish forces under whose control he was soon after executed ending the second phase of the Mexican War of Independence.

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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.