Battle of Llanos de Santa Juana
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|Battle of Llanos de Santa Juana|
|Part of the Mexican War of Independence|
The banner of Miguel Hidalgo, carried by the rebel forces even after his death by execution.
|Mexican Rebels||Spanish Empire|
|Commanders and leaders|
|José Calixto Martínez y Moreno||Manuel del Río|
|Casualties and losses|
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|History of Mexico|
The Battle of Llanos de Santa Juana was a battle of the War of Mexican Independence that occurred on 12 July, 1811 in the area around Cuauhtémoc, Colima known as Llanos de Santa Juana. 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 José Calixto Martínez y Moreno and the Spanish by Colonel Manuel del Río. The battle resulted in a victory for the Spanish royalists.
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.
- The information on this page has been translated from its Spanish equivalent.
- 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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