1863. El Sitio Y La Caída De Puebla

Puebla: Dirección General de Publicaciones, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, 2020. First Edition. Paperback. 326p., maps, photos, facsimiles, wrps. New. Item #76499
ISBN: 9786075257174

After the victory came the siege, with the siege all hell broke loose. My name is Severo de la Cruz, I was born in the city of Morelia on August 25, 1834 and I alternated my military career with my work at the Ministry of Finance, where I had a long and satisfactory career. I participated in the May 5 battle in Puebla and was promoted to captain. A year later I was again at the foot of the canyon and I can assure you that what we experienced from March 16 to May 17, 1863 does not detract from the famous day in which Mexican weapons were covered in glory, as General Ignacio said. Saragossa; and it can even be compared to the battle of Thermopylae, in which 300 Spartans sacrificed themselves to stop the advance of the Persian army and avoid becoming its slaves. We did the same in 1863: defend the republic and independence. And I want to think that it was of some use, although in the end we lost and the invaders took over Puebla and the capital. However, despite the defeat, the courage of my companions, their patriotism, companionship and their spirit of sacrifice were engraved on my soul and I cannot remain impassive while they are forgotten.

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