Barquisimeto rebellion

The Barquisimeto rebellion began with an uprising of conservatives in Cumaná,Venezuela in August 1853 demanding the return of José Antonio Páez. The rebellion was quickly defeated by the government, which increased the size of its army to ten thousand men.

Barquisimeto rebellion
Part of the Venezuelan civil wars

Libertarian victory

Liberal government expands the army to ten thousand seats
Conservative rebels Liberal Government
Commanders and leaders
Juan Bautista Rodríguez
3000 soldiers

Outcome edit

A mutiny of 3000 men broke out in Barquisimeto on 12 July 1854 under the command of Juan Bautista Rodríguez. He divided them into three battalions for a combined offensive inland. Fifteen days later, Rodríguez and 1,700 soldiers were defeated near his city by 2,500 government troops. On 28 July 1,000 rebels led by Antonio José Vásquez surrendered. The third battalion dissolved in the Portuguesa state into guerrilla bands. A new rebellion of 150 soldiers broke out on 31 July in the same city, but by mid-August, they had surrendered.[1][2]

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ Dixon, Jeffrey S. & Meredith Reid Sarkees (2015). A Guide to Intra-state Wars: An Examination of Civil, Regional, and Intercommunal Wars, 1816–2014. CQ Press. ISBN 9781506317984.
  2. ^ «Aguinagalde, Ildefonso». Diccionario de Historia de la Fundación Empresas Polar.