Español: Monumento conmemorativo al triunfo de las fuerzas liberales contra los invasores franceses en la Batalla del Jahuactal, Cunduacán, Tabasco. Español: Plano de la “Batalla de El Jahuactal” escenificada el 1 de noviembre de entre el Ejercito Liberal Tabasqueño comandado por el. Battle of El Jahuactal (Q). No description defined. edit Wikipedia(1 entry). edit. eswiki Batalla de El Jahuactal.

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This section needs additional citations for verification. The French eventually overran the Mexicans in subsequent battles, but the Mexican victory at Puebla against a much better equipped and larger [5] French army provided a significant morale boost to the Mexican army and also helped slow the French army’s advance towards Mexico City.

Mexican Republican victory [1] [2] Political victory for Mexican republicans [1].

This would prove to be a serious miscalculation on Lorencez’s part. Retrieved from ” https: As the French retreated from their final assault, Zaragoza had his cavalry attack them from the right and left while troops concealed along the road pivoted out to flank them.

However, the Tripartite Alliance fell apart by early Aprilwhen it became clear the French wanted to impose harsh demands on the Juarez government and provoke a war.


Retrieved 17 November Second Federal Republic of Mexico.

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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Puebla CityMexico. Archived at the Wayback Machine. The Mexican forces and the Republican garrison both put up a stout defense and even took to the field to defend the positions between the hilltop forts.

Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. The Mexican victory is celebrated jahuacal on the fifth of May. Oil on canvas, Guia de San Miguel. To its north stood the forts Loreto and Guadalupe on opposite hilltops.

The French artillery had run out of ammunition, so the third infantry attack went unsupported. The allied forces occupied Veracruz and advanced to Orizaba.

Battle of Puebla

The Battle of Puebla was an inspirational event for wartime Mexico, and it provided a stunning revelation to the rest of the world which had largely expected a rapid victory for French arms. Second French Empire Mexican nobility. The Day of the Battle of Puebla.

Note that contrary to most other sources, this source states the date Jhuactal declared Cinco de Mayo to be a national holiday was 8 September The battle ended in a victory for the Mexican Army over the occupying French soldiers.

Retrieved 29 April Lorencez then completely withdrew to Orizaba. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Battle of Puebla. Retrieved 25 May Views Read Edit View history. However, he started his attack a little too late in the day, using his artillery just before noon and by noon advancing his infantry.


Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Zaragoza retreated to Puebla which was heavily fortified — it had been held by the Mexican government since the Reform War. This article needs additional citations for verification. Not to be confused with Siege of Puebla or Siege of Puebla The Oldest and most trusted online guide to Mexico.

By the third attack the French required the full engagement of all their reserves. The French expeditionary force at the time was led by General Charles de Lorencez. Date May 5, Lorencez was led to believe that the people of Puebla were friendly to the French, and that the Mexican Republican garrison which kept the people in line would be overrun by the population once he made a show of force.

Napoleon III wanted to set up a puppet Mexican regime.