Hidalgo, Michael Y Costillas

Hidalgo, Michael Y Costillas called the "Washington of the Mexican Revolution," was parish priest at Dolores, department of Guanajuato, Mexico. He appealed to his parishioners, raised the standard of Mexican freedom, headed the dissentients, and was proclaimed generalissimo, September 17, 1810. He was joined by adherents from every side, and in six weeks was marching on Mexico city at the head of eighty thousand men. Five provinces recognised his authority;

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