Queipa Revolution

The Queipa Revolution was a military uprising that took place in Venezuela on 2 March 1898,[1] after 1897 when Joaquín Crespo organized electoral fraud to ensure the victory of his ally, Ignacio Andrade. The defeated candidate and leader José Manuel Hernández, better known as Mocho Hernández, rose up against Crespo.

Queipa Revolution
Part of the Venezuelan civil wars
Retrato ecuestre del General Joaquin Crespo. 1897 by Arturo Michelena.jpg
Equestrian portrait of Joaquín Crespo
Date2 March 1898 – 12 June 1898
Location
Result

Crespistas Victory

Joaquin Crespo dies in combat
Belligerents
Crespistas Mochistas
Commanders and leaders

Joaquín Crespo

Antonio Fernández

Ramón Guerra [es]

José Manuel Hernández

Luis Loreto Lima
Units involved
2,000 soldiers 1,600 soldiers

The crespistas and the mochistas clashed in the battle of Battle of Mata Carmelera [es] on 16 April,[2] when Crespo was shot dead in combat. The rebel army quickly grew to 1,600 fighters, while the government had 2,000, including loyalist caudillo militias. The Minister of War, Antonio Fernández, also scored a victory on June 5, defeating 600 rebels. Andrade commissioned Ramón Guerra [es] to carry out the campaign, who defeated and captured Hernández on June 12 in El Hacha, Yaracuy state.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "VenezuelaTuya".
  2. ^ "Mata Carmelera, combate de | Fundación Empresas Polar". bibliofep.fundacionempresaspolar.org. Retrieved 28 July 2022.