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The Hussars of the Guard of the Supreme Powers originated as an Active Militia light cavalry squadron raised from Dec. 3rd, 1841. The main function was as a Presidential Escort for Santa Anna. Hussars protected the “supreme powers” held by the president.[1][2]

References

  1. Santa Anna's Mexican Army 1821-48 By Rene Chartran pg. 18
  2. My Diary in Mexico in 1867, Including the Last Days of the Emperor ..., Volume 1 By Felix Constantin Alexander Johann Nepomuk Salm-Salm (prinz zu.), Agnes Elisabeth Winona Leclerq Joy Salm-Salm (Prinzessin zu

Santa Anna's Mexican Army 1821-48 By Rene Chartran pg. 18

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