Battle of San Jacinto (1856)

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Battle of San Jacinto
Part of the Filibuster War
La Pedrada de Andres Castro.jpg
Painter La Pedrada de Andres Castro, with stoning of Sargeant Andres Castro to filibusteros in prime view; the Colonel José Dolores Estrada is in found with a sword contigue to arm left of filibuster colapsen for Castro.
DateSeptember 14, 1856
Hacienda San Jacinto, Managua, Nicaragua
Result Nicaraguan victory
Flag of Nicaragua (1839-1858).svg Nicaragua Flag of Nicaragua (Government of William Walker).png Filibusters
Commanders and leaders
Flag of Nicaragua (1839-1858).svg Col. José Dolores Estrada Flag of Nicaragua (Government of William Walker).png Lt-Col. Byron Cole
160 men 300 men
Casualties and losses
28 killed 27 killed
(according to Estrada)
35 killed
18 captured
(according to Lieutenant Alejandro Eva)

The Battle of San Jacinto took place on the 14 September 1856 in Hacienda San Jacinto, Managua, Nicaragua—between 160 soldiers of the Legitimist Septemtrion Army led by Colonel José Dolores Estrada versus 300 Nicaraguan filibusters of William Walker led by Lieutenant Colonel Byron Cole. The filibusters were defeated by Estrada after four hours of combat between 7:00am and 11:00am.

The casualties of the filibusters were twenty-seven killed, as well as an unknown number wounded (according to Estrada), or thirty-five killed and eighteen captured (according to Lieutenant Alejandro Eva). The Nicaraguan losses were just twenty-eight men killed and wounded during the course of the Battle of San Jacinto.

The date of the battle is a national holiday in Nicaragua on the 14 September each year.