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At Querétaro, the Emperor Maximilian of Mexico surrenders to insurgent Liberal forces.

Emperor Maximilian of Mexico, circa 1864, detail
05/06/1867

Querétaro, in central Mexico and the last refuge of the forces loyal to the beleaguered Emperor Maximilian I, had fallen to the Liberal troops of Benito Juarez the day before. Maximilian himself, along with his staff, made an attempt to flee the city but surrendered at a convent in the city to Liberal General Mariano Escobedo.  They were held in the city and the Emperor and his two main remaining military commanders, General Miguel Miramón and General Tomás Méjìa, were tried by military tribunal the following month and executed by firing squad there on June 19, 1867.  (By John Osborne)

Source Citation: 

Percy F. Martin, Maximilian in Mexico: The Story of the French Intervention, 1861-1867 (London: Constable and Company, Ltd., 1914), 336.

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