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“Finding Medina” weaves together the events surrounding the Battle of Medina with the modern-day search for the battlefield itself. Despite being the largest, bloodiest battle in Texas history, the Medina battlefield has eluded archaeologists for more than a century. By the end of this podcast series, we hope to change that.

“Finding Medina” weaves together the events surrounding the Battle of Medina with the modern-day search for the battlefield itself. Despite being the largest, bloodiest battle in Texas history, the Medina battlefield has eluded archaeologists for more than a century. By the end of this podcast series, we hope to change that.
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United States

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“Finding Medina” weaves together the events surrounding the Battle of Medina with the modern-day search for the battlefield itself. Despite being the largest, bloodiest battle in Texas history, the Medina battlefield has eluded archaeologists for more than a century. By the end of this podcast series, we hope to change that.

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English

Contact:

210-281-1372


Episodes

Episode 03: The Governor Returns

4/15/2019
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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 grunt work of a dedicated UTSA...

Duration:00:25:13

Episode 02: The Casas Revolt

4/1/2019
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On September 16, 1810, Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costillas unleashed a cry of protest against centuries of Spanish exploitation of New Spain. San Antonians under a retired militia Captain named Juan Bautista de las Casas took up the cry and attached themselves to his cause. We start our search for the battlefield of Medina by dissecting the most primary account of them all: the post-action report of the Spanish Royalist commander, Joaquín de Arredondo. He gives us our first important clues...

Duration:00:22:02

Episode 01: The Roads to Revolution

3/18/2019
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Texas in 1800 was defined by its isolation, which Tejanos felt all the more acutely because of Spain’s restrictive trade laws and general neglect towards its most distant colonies. Tejanos began to see themselves as a people apart and to crave more autonomy and control over their own affairs. Three different battle markers claim to be the site of the Battle of Medina, though none has ever produced archaeological evidence of the battle. What can the markers tell us, however, about where the...

Duration:00:22:27

Episode 00: How did we lose the site of the largest battle in Texas history?

3/4/2019
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How did we lose the site of the largest battle in Texas history?

Duration:00:09:15

Introducing: Finding Medina

3/1/2019
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“Finding Medina” weaves together the events surrounding the 1813 Battle of Medina with the modern-day search for the battlefield itself. Despite being the largest, bloodiest battle in Texas history, the *exact site of the* Medina battlefield has eluded archaeologists for more than a century. By the end of this podcast series, we hope to change that. Subscribe to "Finding Medina" wherever you get your podcasts

Duration:00:01:31