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Battle of Medina Society Reenactment of the Battle of Medina

Battle of Medina Society Reenactment of the Battle of Medina

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The Battle of Medina Historical Society and the Southside IndependentSchool District presents this Historic and Educational Event
The 200
th
 
Anniversary of the “Battle of Medina
” 
 
The biggest and bloodiest battle ever fought on Texas soil. This battle wasfought between the Spanish forces of General Juaquin de Arredondo and theRepublican Army of the North led by Bernardo Gutierrez de Lara who foundedthe first constitutional government of Texas on April 6, 1813. Over athousand Tejanos would fight and die in the battle of Medina. So disastrouswas this battle that one third of the Tejano population would be dead, onethird would flee to Louisiana and the remaining third would live in terror. Sodetermined were our ancestors to achieve victory that they preferred to dieon their feet than live on their knees and it was a fight to the last man.
 
The reenactment will take place on the football field of Losoya High School1460 Martinez-
Losoya Road during the schools annual “Cardinal Days.” 
Reenactors should arrive at 10 AM on Saturday November 16, 2013 forrehearsal. All wishing to participate, including women and children mustdress in period attire eg; Tejano, Indigenous, Spanish soldier or colonialfrontiersman.
 
Rehearsal and Event Start 10 AM on Saturday November 16, 2013
Schedule of events
 
10-11 AM Parade Line-up
 
 
11:15 AM Parade begins
 
 
12 PM Battle Reenactment begins
 

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