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MEXICAN GENERAL, Tomás Mejía, was born in Santa Catarina, Sierra de Xichú, in 1812. He claimed to be a direct descendante of the ancient aztec emperors which helped him gain the support of the indigenous soldiers that were part of the Mexican army. Contemporary historians believe that he was from the indigenous tribe "Otomí".
MEJÍA, THROUGHT HIS LIFE, WAS LOYAL TO THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY and to his religion. When the emperor Fernando Maximiliano took power, Mejía was an important aide, taking charge of the armed forces, bravely leading the calvary. This loyal, brave general was taken prisoner and shot to death near Querétaro, Querétaro on June 19, 1867.
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