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Mexico - New Spain: Idependence War, IV part (1811-1815)

José Ma. Morelos' revolt: July 1811-Dec. 1815

Last modified: 2002-12-07 by juan manuel gabino villascán
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[1812-1815 flag]
by Jaume Ollé, 04 Aug 1995

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Description of the flag

The Hidalgo revolt was continued by the Generalisimo don José María Morelos y Pavón who adopted a flag on 19th August 1812 with a bridge of three arches and after each arch a letter: V.V.M. (Viva la Virgen Maria, Long Live the Virgin Mary); in this flag appears for the first time an eagle resting on a nopal, and over the aqueduct, with an imperial crown and a legend in latin. On 6th September, 1813, the flag was used to proclaim independence under the name Kingdom of Anahuac. Abolished 5 of November of 1815 when the Morelos revolt ran out of steam. (Source: [bas])
Jaume Ollé, 04 Aug 1995, and Jorge Candeias, 27 Oct 1997, translating from La Bandera Mexicana website

Other flags of the same period

Other revolutionary leaders created their own flags. Between 1812 and 1817, the troops of Nicolas Bravo and Guadalupe Victoria used a green-white-red one.
Santiago Dotor, 29 Dec 1998, summarizing from