Battle of San Jacinto (1856)
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|Battle of San Jacinto|
|Part of the Filibuster War|
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.
|Commanders and leaders|
|José Dolores Estrada||Byron Cole|
|Casualties and losses|
|28 between dead and injures||
27 dead plus other casualties|
35 dead and 18 prisoners
The Battle of San Jacinto took place on September 14 of 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 4 hours of combat between 7 am and 11 am.
The casualties of the filibusters were 27 dead plus injured (according to Estrada), or 35 dead and 18 prisoners (according to Lieutenant Alejandro Eva); the casualties of the Nicaraguans were 28 between dead and injured. The memorial of this battle is a national holiday in Nicaragua on September 14 of each year. It is considered an inflection point on the Nicaraguan National War