TWELVE SONS FOR THE FATHERLAND

Some Mexican women, when they saw their husband dying in combat, rose up in arms to continue the fight. That is what Agustina Ramirez de Rodriguez died in 1859 after Sergeant Siberiano Rodriguez succumbed during the take of the Port of Mazatlan.

Agustina, humble women from a small town, of ignorant and poor indigenous ancestry, buried with serenity her heroic husband. With the same serenity and armed with deep conviction , attended with her twelve sons to the head of the Republican Forces and according to the tradition told him :“ I give them to you, because when the fatherland is in danger, the children do not belong to their parents anymore”. One by one started falling the twelve kids; one by one the mother started receiving them in the blood hospital in Mazatlan, from where she faced with love and charity the invasion, taking care of the wounded. The tradition tells that to the death of her last son she exclaimed: “Why God?, I don’t have another husband or another twelve children to continue defending the fatherland from the invasion! ”

Some historians assure that in reality a thirteenth son survived, but the truth is that Agustina Ramirez died poor and forgotten. Some deputies requested that congress conceded to her a lifelong pension, but their petitions were not heard.

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