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Domingo Ugartechea


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Domingo de Ugartechea (died 24 May 1839) was a 19th century Mexican Army officer for the Republic of Mexico. Ugartechea served as a cadet under Joaquín de Arredondo at the Battle of Medina in 1813. In June 1832 Ugartechea commanded 125 men at the fort at Velasco, Texas; he attempted to employ his artillery to prevent rebelling Texas colonist under John Austin from taking cannon from Brazoria to Anahuac at the time of the Anahuac disturbances. Although defeated by the Texans in the eleven-hour Battle of Velasco, Ugartechea was permitted to evacuate the fort. In 1835 Ugartechea was military commandant of Coahuila and Texas in command of the forces at San Antonio de Béxar Presidio, all the while struggling with deficiencies in funding, supplies, and manpower. Although 200 men appeared on his rolls, only half that number were in active service. His observations from this position in the

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