Degollado, Santos, 1811-1861

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Military and political leader. Born 1811 in Guanajuato; died 1861 on the plains of Salazar, Mexico state. Scribe for a notary and for the Haceduría of the Cathedral in Morelia (1828-?). Imprisoned twice for insurgency (1836-1839?). Secretary of the Junta Subdirectora de Estudios of Michoacán (1844) and President of the Junta Directiva de Fomento de Artesanos (1846). Secretary of the Colegio de San Nicolas. Governor of Michoacán after Melchor Ocampo. Fought against Santa Anna and became a general. Deputy for the District of Michoacán at the Constitutional Congress of 1856-57. Governor of Jalisco (1857). Fought on the side of Benito Juárez in defense of the 1857 Constitution. Minister of War and Navy, General-in-Chief of the Federal Army (1858). Noted for his great organizational skill but not his military strategy, Degollado suffered many military defeats. His armies finally were victorious under the direction of Jesús González Ortega. Involved in the confiscation for military purposes of some funds being sent out of the country by businessmen, Degollado was discharged from military command. Obtained reinstatement to avenge the execution of Melchor Ocampo. Ambushed by the forces of Leonardo Márquez and killed on June 15, 1861.

From the description of Santos Degollado Collection, 1856-1907 (bulk 1856-1861). (University of Texas Libraries). WorldCat record id: 29747734

Military and political leader. Born 1811 in Guanajuato; died 1861 on the plains of Salazar, Mexico State. Scribe for a notary and for the Haceduría of the Cathedral in Morelia (1828-?). Imprisoned twice for insurgency (1836-1839?). Secretary of the Junta Subdirectora de Estudios of Michoacan and President of the Junta Directiva de Fomento de Artesanos (1846). Secretary of the Colegio de San Nicolas. Fought against Santa Anna and became a General. Deputy for the District of Michoacan at the Constitutional Congress of 1856-57. Governor of Jalisco (1857). Fought on the side of Benito Juarez in defense of the 1857 Constitution. Minister of War and Navy, General in Chief of the Federal Army (1858). Noted for his great organizational skill but not his military strategy, Degollado suffered many military defeats. His armies finally were victorious under the direction of Jesús González Ortega. Involved in the confiscation for military purposes of funds being sent out of the country by businessmen, Degollado was discharged from military command. He obtained reinstatement to avenge the execution of Melchor Ocampo and was killed in ambush by the forces of Leonardo Márquez on June 15, 1861.

From the guide to the Santos Degollado Collection 29747734., 1856-1907, 1856-1861, (Benson Latin American Collection, General Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin)

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creatorOf Degollado, Santos, 1811-1861. Santos Degollado Collection, 1856-1907 (bulk 1856-1861). University of Texas Libraries
creatorOf Degollado, Santos, 1813-1861. Barron y Forbes vs. Santos Degollado. University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
creatorOf Degollado, Santos, 1811-1861. [Bando (11 ene. 1859). Aclaraciones y especificacones para que el préstamo impuesto sobre los bienes del Clero pueda hacerse efectivo / Santos Degollado [manuscrito]. Biblioteca Nacional de Mexico
creatorOf González Ortega, Jesús, 1822-1881. Jesús González Ortega Collection, 1851-1881 (bulk 1860-1861). University of Texas Libraries
referencedIn Joaquín and Mariano Degollado Collection 30413317., 1861-1923, 1861-1867 Benson Latin American Collection, General Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin
referencedIn Documentos Relativos a la Reforma y a la Intervención Francesa en México 32521169., 1851-1910 Benson Latin American Collection, General Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin
creatorOf Santos Degollado Collection 29747734., 1856-1907, 1856-1861 Benson Latin American Collection, General Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin
referencedIn Jesús González Ortega Collection 29747462., 1851-1881, 1860-1861 Benson Latin American Collection, General Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin
creatorOf Alatorre, Francisco. Francisco Alatorre letters received : mss., 1855-1869. UC Berkeley Libraries
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associatedWith Alatorre, Francisco. person
associatedWith Degollado, Joaquín M. person
associatedWith Degollado, Mariano. person
associatedWith García, Genaro, 1867-1920. person
associatedWith González Ortega, Jesús, 1822-1881 person
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Birth 1811-11-01

Death 1861-06-15

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