Tejano History

Elizondo, Ignacio

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       ELIZONDO, IGNACIO (?–1813). Ignacio Elizondo, commander of a small force in the Casas Revolt in January 1811, was sent as prisoners the royalist governors, Manuel María de Salcedo of Texas and Simón de Herrera of Nuevo León. The prisoners converted Elizondo to their side. On March 21 he captured Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla and other rebel leaders at Acatita de Baján, southeast of Monclova, for which he was rewarded with command of 1,050 troops, which he led into Texas on June 12, 1813, to reconnoiter the forces of José Bernardo Gutiérrez de Laraqv, who had captured San Antonio on April 1.


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