After the Republican victory at the Battle of Rosillo and Texans’ bold declaration of independence in April 1813, a Royalist commander from Veracruz decided to take charge of the situation. While he began assembling an army to reconquer Texas, he sent forth a force of 700 men to pin down the Republicans and reconnoiter their movements. In command of that force was the flip-flopping Col. Ignacio Elizondo, whom our listeners may remember from his ambush and capture of Father Miguel Hidalgo. The Republicans didn’t let pass the opportunity to use Elizondo’s impulsiveness against him.
Back in the present, the search team uncovers its first body from the Battle of Medina.
Bradley Folsom’s 2017 Book, Arredondo: Last Spanish Ruler of Texas and Northeastern New Spain