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Federico Cervantes manuscript

Identifier: Ms-0076-SC

Scope and Contents

The 19-page typewritten manuscript is a carbon copy, signed and dated (1930) by the author of his work Asalto y toma de Zacatecas published in Mexico in 1915. The parts of the manuscript are: Antecedentes, Chihuahua, Torreon, Telegrama, Descripción, Preliminaries, La Batalla, Segunda Fase, Desenlace, Resultado, Fácil Empresa, Pacto, and Conferencias.


  • 1915

Biographical / Historical

Federico Cervantes was a military engineer and journalist who got his degree at the Military College of Chapultepec, Mexico. He studied aerial navigation in Europe with the French Corps of Engineers. In 1913, Cervantes returned to Mexico and joined forces with General Franciso Villa in the convention of Aguascaliente. He was a representative for General Felipe Angeles. With the triumph of constitutionalism, he left the army and was named director of the academy. Cervantes held a debate with Col. Bernardino Mena Brito I in 1935 regarding the figure of General Felipe Angles.


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Engineer, soldier, journalist and translator. Author of Felipe Angeles y la revolución de 1913 and Francisco Villa y la revolución.

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Portia Vescio, July 2002 Updated by Cassie McClure, 2005
Guide to the Federico Cervantes manuscript
Portia Vescio, July 2002 Updated by Cassie McClure, 2005
Updated in 2005
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Part of the New Mexico State University Library Archives and Special Collections Repository

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