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El Soldado de Mexico
In the winter of 1836, Santa Anna's army crossed the Rio Bravo with the mission of putting down the revolution that was brewing in Texas. Contrary to popular myth, the Army of the Republic of Mexico was made up of professional soldiers, many of whom were seasoned veterans by 1836. They wore uniforms that rivaled those seen on European battlefields and marched, fought, and carried themselves with the same dignity and esprit d’corps as their European counterparts. Join Primer Battallon as they make camp at Presidio La Bahia and instruct their members in drill just as Santa Anna’s officers would have done. Visit with the officers and men of the unit as they go about their daily routines and immerse yourself in what life was like on campaign in the sometimes brutal conditions experienced in the winter and spring of 1835-36.
Presidio La Bahia GOLIAD, Texas