Mexican History 1911
Timeline - Year 1911
First Week of February 1911
and his Chihuahuas attack Ciudad Juárez, where
approx 500 federal troops are stationed. They had an agreement with
Francisco I. Madero, who was still in Texas at the time.
The idea was that Madero
and his men would come back into the country as soon as Orozco and
his men had Ciudad Juárez under control.
However, the Mexican government had sent reinforcements direction
north and they defeated Orozco upon his attack and forced him to
February 4, 1911
The federal 10th regiment led by Colonel Antonio Rábago leave Casas
Grandes by train to aid their comrades in defending Ciudad Juárez.
They get as far as Bauche station where the rebels had cut off the
rails, resulting in the
First Battle of Bauche.
Pascual Orozco and
his revolutionaries fought the feds this afternoon and night.
Oscar Merrit Wheelock, aka Captain
Oscar G. Creighton, might or
might not have been directly responsible for the disrupted tracks.
You can read more about
The Dynamite Devil on Rick
February 5, 1911
Second and last day of the First Battle of Bauche.
Rabago and his
team abandon the train and continue their journey inland and make it
to Ciudad Juárez.
February 7, 1911
Gabriel Tepepa and
Lucio Moreno start their revolution but their
timing was awful. After a quick initial success, their movement got
stuck in the hills because nobody was really ready to run with them.
Zapata didn't chime in because he was still waiting for
Burgos to come back from his
Battle of Smelter View -
and his men are fighting near El Paso
/ Juarez at the Rio Grande river banks.
Mid February 1911
Torres Burgos returns at last.
Emiliano Zapata and his men had sent him to
Francisco I. Madero, to check the man out and his intentions. Zapata
wanted to make sure Madero was no flake and that Madero was worth
risking lives for.
Torres Burgos reported a thumbs up and the revolutionaries got
organized: Zapata was made colonel. Patricio Leyva was made chief
revolutionary. Torres Burgos was made chief revolutionary number
two, in case something happened to Patricio.
The new idea of the Zapatistas was to start the revolution in Villa
de Ayala and then go south, instead of north. Don't take on the
north until the south was lined up. Also:
Gabriel Tepepa, a potential rival,
had to be won over.
February 14, 1911
Porfirio Díaz put some pressure on the American government, who
then issued an order for