A Battle of Morelos campaign medal is displayed and inscribed with the year 1840.
A Battle of Morelos campaign medal, inscribed with the year the battle took place. Credit: Courtesy / Art Martinez de Vara

Frustrated with General Antonio Canales, Antonio Zapata breaks away from the Rio Grande Federalist Army… and rides right into an ambush in Santa Rita de Morelos.

Brandon Seale is the president of Howard Energy Ventures. With degrees in philosophy, law, and business, he writes and records stories about the residents of the borderland and about the intersection of...