Tag Archive: Ignacio Seguín Zaragoza

May 01 2012

The hero of Cinco De Mayo

By U.S. Sen. John Cornyn   Texas-born General Ignacio Seguín Zaragoza—one of Cinco de Mayo’s most revered heroes—led his Mexican army to defeat French forces sent by Napoleon III in the critical Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.   Zaragoza was born on March 24, 1829, in a stone house in La Bahía del …

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