Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography/Abasolo, Mariano

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ABASOLO, Mariano, Mexican patriot, b. near Dolores, Guanajuato, about 1780; executed at Chihuahua, 1 Aug., 1811. He became conspicuous during the Mexican war for independence, and was a colonel in the patriot army of Hidalgo, distinguishing himself during the campaigns that opened the war, and was exceptionally humane in his treatment of prisoners. He took part in the engagement at Las Cruces, and fled with Hidalgo after the disastrous fight at Arce de Calderon ; was captured by the government troops, and shot in company with his chief. Their bodies were exposed on poles and left unhuried until 1822.