Captain General Ignacio Allende

was a mexican born officer

captain general ignacio allende

Allende was born to a wealthy family in the town of San Miguel el Grande which is now named San Miguel de Allende after him, in 1769. As a young man, he led a life of privilege and joined the army while in his twenties. He proved an able officer, and some of his promotions would come at the hands of future foe General Felix Calleja. By 1808 he returned to San Miguel, where he was put in charge of a royal cavalry regime

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