Inexorably the patriot armies closed around him until in May, 1867, he was captured at queretaro, where he had sought refuge.
Gravelotte was but little more than three years from queretaro.
He was sentenced to death and shot at queretaro on the 19th of June.
They stood him and two of his generals up in the parade ground at queretaro and shot 'em.
queretaro was founded by the Aztecs about four hundred years ago, and was captured by the Spaniards in 1531.
Forty miles beyond lay queretaro; a large and well-built town of 40,000 inhabitants, surrounded by gardens and orchards.
Again he ordered Herrera to move on queretaro, when he marched to Guadalupe and issued a call for a junta to meet on the 16th.
The little state of queretaro has little to boast but its agriculture, but to the north of it is a country of mines and pasturage.
When taken prisoner at queretaro, he was tried and executed under circumstances that are well known.
A temporary government, however, was soon established at queretaro, and Trist began negotiations for a conclusion of the war.