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The Battle of Santa Rita de Morelos or Battle of Morelos (March 24–25, 1840) between insurgents under the command of General Antonio Canales fighting for the Republic of the Rio Grande and the Centeralists under the command of General Mariano Arista fighting for the First Mexican Republic. The result was a victory for the Centeralists.

Battle[]

The respective armies of the insurgents met at Morelos, Coahuila on March 24 and 25, 1840. The Centralist Mexican forces defeated the insurgent forces. Included in this defeat was the trial and execution of 23 members of the insurgents' cavalry, including Colonel Jose Antonio de Zapata, the commander of the cavalry, on March 29.[1][2]

Aftermath[]

General Canales and the remaining insurgents that survived the Battle of Morelos sought refuge in San Antonio, Texas. Later that year Canales organized an expedition back into Mexico, but the vanguard under the command of Samuel Jordan met with defeat at the hands of a Centeralist force under General Rafael Vasquez near Saltillo. Jordan and his command retreated back into Texas and soon afterwards Canales capitulated to the Centeralists.[3] Wkfakjdos

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