Monument of the Star

Monument of the Star (HM1HLE)

Location: Guatemala City, Guatemala L2G 3K9 Niagara Regional Municipality
Country: Guatemala

N 14° 36.919', W 90° 30.835'

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Monumento de La Estrella

This marker consists of 9 bronze plaques mounted to a single monument. Plaques are numbered, and those with substantive text are presented first in Spanish, and then translated into English.

1. Colonel Joaquin Cabrera
Herido gravemente en la batalla de San Jorge, Nicaragua, el 4 de Febrero de 1857. El coraje de hombres como él, que sacrificaron su vida, dieron el triunfo a las tropas. centroamericanos en la GUERRA NACIONAL contra los filibusters. 30 de Junio de 1959.

(English translation:) Gravely wounded in the Battle of San Jorge, Nicaragua on February 4, 1857. The courage of men like him that sacrificed their life gave the triumph to the Central American troops in the National War against the Filibusters. June 30, 1959.

2. General Mariano Paredes
Comandante de las tropas guatemaltecas en la GUERRA NACIONAL contra los filibusteros en Nicaragua. Falleció el 2 de Diciembre de 1856, durante el sitio de la Ciudad de Granada. 30 de Junio de 1959.

(English translation:) Commander of the Guatemalan troops in the National War against the Filibusters in Nicaragua. Died on December 2, 1856 during the siege of the city of Granada. June 30, 1959.

3. Teniente Colonel Valderraman, Capitan Allende
Heróicas combatientes en la GUERRA NACIONAL DE CENTROAMERICA. Cayeron prisioneros de los filibusteros en la batalla de Granada, Nicaragua el 13 de Octubre de 1856. Dos dias mas tarde fueron fusilados. Murieron con el orgullo de haber peleado los invasores de la gran patria Centroamericana. 30 de Junio de 1959.

(English translation:) Heroic combatants in the National War of Central America. The were taken prisoner by the Filibusters during the Battle of Granada, Nicaragua on October 13, 1856. Two days later they were executed. They died with the pride of having fought against the invaders of the great nation that is Central America. June 30, 1959.

4. General Joaquin Solares
Llegó a Nicaragua el 6 de Noviembre de 1856, comandando las reservas guatemaltecas enviadas para la GUERRA NACIONAL DE CENTROAMERICA. Falleció en Masaya el 28 del mismo mes, días antes de que sus tropas actuaran en el exterminio de los filibusteros. 30 de junio de 1959.
(English translation) Arrived to Nicaragua on November 6, 1856, commanding the Guatemalan reserves sent to the National War of Central America. He died in Masaya on the 28th of the same month, days before his troops acted to exterminate the Filibusters. June 30, 1959.
Year Placed1908
Placed ByCommissioned by President Estrada Cabrera
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, November 2nd, 2014 at 11:04pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15P E 767818 N 1617245
Decimal Degrees14.61531667, -90.51391667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 14° 36.919', W 90° 30.835'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds14° 36' 55.14" N, 90° 30' 50.1" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5621-5785 Ruta 6, Guatemala City Guatemala L2G 3K9, GT
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