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Manuela Escobar

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Gender: F
Ethnic origin: Mestizo/a

Biographical details

She and her sister(?) Juana, campesinas from Boyaca, worked as spies for the patriots. They watched the movements of the Spanish General Barreiro before the battle of Pantano de Vargas. They memorised messages and gave them to the Divisi├│n de Retaguardia. The two were captured and sent before General Barreiro├▒ he offered to spare them if they revealed the numbers and names of those in the patriot army. They refused to betray their comrades and were shot in the back on 11 October 1819. (P. Forero, 13-15)

Life Events

Died 1819She was executed on 11 October 1819.

References

Forero, Paulo E., (1972), Las heroinas olvidadas de la independencia


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