Finding Medina: Bonus Episode: Most Important Primary Account of the Battle of Medina

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Courtesy / UTSA Special Collections

A warehouse known as the Quinta, shown in the early 20th century, became the prison of women captured while fleeing the Spanish Royalist occupation.

Sometime in the 1820s or ’30s, an anonymous survivor of the Spanish Royalist occupation of San Antonio in 1813 wrote down his (or her?) memories of those tragic events. As far as I know, it is the only contemporary Spanish-language account of these events from the Republican perspective, and our friend Joe Arciniega joins us once again this episode to read it into the historical record. 

Related Links:

A Report of the Most Notable Events that Befell Bexar in 1813 under the Orders of the Tyrant Arredondo, translated by Brandon Seale and Brian Stauffer

Memoria de las cosas mas notables, transcribed by Brian Stauffer

 

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