Del Pilar, Gregorio
|Birthname||Gregorio del Pilar y Sempio|
|born on||14 November 1875 at 17:10 (= 5:10 PM )|
|Place||Bulacan, Philippines, 14n48, 120e53|
|Timezone||LMT m120e53 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||21°37' 05°37 Asc. 17°42'|
Filipino military general.
He was one of the youngest generals in the Philippine Revolutionary Forces during the Philippine Revolution and the Philippine-American War. Because of his youth, he was called the "Boy General."
He is most known for his role and death at the Battle of Tirad Pass. On December 2, 1899, del Pilar led 60 Filipino soldiers of Aguinaldo's rear guard in the Battle of Tirad Pass against the "Texas Regiment", the 33rd Infantry Regiment of the United States led by Peyton C. March. A delaying action to cover Aguinaldo's retreat, the five-hour standoff resulted in Del Pilar's death from a shot to the neck.
Sy Scholfield quotes Teodoro Manguiat Kalaw, "An Acceptable Holocaust: Life and Death of a Boy-General" (1974), p. 3: "On November 14, 1875 at about 5:10 P.M., Felipa Sempio gave birth to a son who, having been baptized on the 17th of the same month, was given the name Gregorio, his godfather being Manuel Lazaro."
- Vocation : Military : Military career