Tomás Mejía Camacho

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Tomás Mejía

José Tomás de la Luz Mejía Camacho better known as Tomás Mejía (September 17, 1820 – June 19, 1867) was a Mexican soldier, born in Pinal de Amoles, Sierra Gorda, Querétaro. He fought as a cavalry general on the side of Maximilian I of Mexico during the war between Monarchists and Republicans following the French intervention in 1862 and rise of the Second Mexican Empire in 1863-64.

General Tomás Mejía was executed by Liberal Republicans, together with General Miguel Miramón and Emperor Maximilian I, in Querétaro in 1867.

The Execution of Emperor Maximilian, Édouard Manet 1868. Gen. Tomás Mejía, left.

Further reading[edit]

  • Hamnett, Brian. "Mexican Conservatives, Clericals and Soldiers: the 'Traitor' Tomás Mejía through Reform and Empire, 1855-1867." Bulletin of Latin American Research 20, no. 2 (2001): 187-209.

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