Relaciones de las causas que influyeron en los desgraciados sucesos
An anonymous defense of the military leadership of Antonio Santa Anna during the Mexican-American War. The author makes use of the battle orders issued by General Santa Anna to his subordinate commander Gabriel Valencia and General Valencia’s replies during the hours leading up to the battle of Churubusco, as well as those issued during the height of the battle itself. The defeat suffered by the Mexican Army led directly to the advance by the United States forces onto the grounds of Chapultepec and their final entrance into Mexico City itself. His analysis of the specific intent contained in Santa Anna’s orders and the failure of his commanders to follow through leads the author to the conclusion that Valencia and others were guilty of insubordination rather than simple confusion, as they had claimed in the aftermath of the battle.