2.03 - The Governor Returns
After capturing Father Miguel Hidalgo, Texas Royalist Governor Manuel Salcedo returned to San Antonio in a less-than-magnanimous frame of mind. San Antonio, after all, was the town that had deposed him, and the town to which Father Hidalgo had been fleeing. Governor Salcedo took it upon himself to impress upon San Antonians the true cost of disloyalty to the Crown…and to him.
The Battlefield search team, meanwhile, employs some modern technology (LIDAR) and the grunt work of a dedicated UTSA researcher (Bruce Moses) to map out the roads into San Antonio in 1813. With that, the location of General Arredondo’s camp and line of march on the morning of the battle suddenly become clear.
Listen to the episode and check out the materials on the Rivard Report to learn more.