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Mexico - New Spain: Idependence War, II part (1810-1811)

Miguel Hidalgo's revolt: Sept. 16, 1810 - July 1811

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by Jaume Ollé, 04 Aug 1995

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Description of the flag

This banner was used by priest don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla in the revolution of 1810. It was taken from the sacristy of the town of Atotonilco el Grande (Guanajuato), where it represented the Virgin of Guadalupe. Adopted 16 of September of 1810. Abolished in November of 1810. (Source: [bas])
Jaume Ollé, 04 Aug 1995

It was an oil painting with the Virgin of Guadalupe, adopted as the flag of the Insurrects. The royalist forces, learning of this deed of Hidalgo, adopted the Virgin of the Remedios, that is worshiped in the Sanctuary of the same name in Mexico City, and gave it the rank of Field Marshall [above General].
Jorge Candeias, 27 Oct 1997, translating from La Bandera Mexicana website

General Hidalgo’s flag shows in the current official coat of arms of the state of Hidalgo, in a rectangular variant.
António Martins, 22 Jun 1999

Unknown flag

I am currently reading a novel about a British warship, some time around 1800. Part of that ship's mission was to assist revolutionaries in Acapulco, Mexico, gain independence from Spain, since Britain and Spain were at war at the time. I have no idea whether there was a revolution in Acapulco at that time, but it mentions a flag being flown by a rebel ship. This flag is described as «blue with a yellow star in the centre». Does anybody know if this flag (or the revolution) actualy existed?
Thomas Robinson, 31 Jan 1999