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Plaque in Natchez Honoring General Bernardo de Gálvez y Madrid, Count de Gálvez and Viceroy of New Spain from 1785-1786 (July 23, 1746 - November 30, 1786)

Plaque Honoring Galvez

Maryland Resolution to General Gálvez and the Spanish for Revolutionary War Service

Role of Gálvez in the American Revolution

Role of Spain in the American Revolution - March 29, 1979 Address to the Louisiana Historical Society by the Hon. José Montero de Pedro, Marqués de Casa Mena, Consul General of Spain

The Society, the Granaderos y Damas de Gálvez [the Grenadiers and Ladies of Galvez], which is based in San Antonio, TX dedicated a plaque to Gálvez in New Orleans on Thursday, September 25, 2012 - permission was given by The Times-Picayune to convert an article published Friday, Sept. 26, 2012 to pdf format - see Gálvez Plaque-NO

Manuel Olmedo Checa in Malaga, Spain, a historian and member of the Association Bernardo de Galvez y Gallardo is the author of a biography on Galvez that is in Spanish and English. He has graciously given me permission to provide the biography in pdf format. The Association has an excellent website at www.yosolo.org

A comprehensive history on the role of Gálvez in the American Revolutionay War is in the book

Bernardo de Gálvez in Louisiana 1776-1783
by John Walton Caughey
with a Foreword by Jack D.L. Holmes

Statue of Galvez

There is a Bernardo de Gálvez Statue Park in the District of Columbia.
The Statue was a gift from the King of Spain in 1976 to celebrate the American Bi-Centennial and the role of Galvez in the American War of Independence.

EXCERPTS OF A SPEECH GIVEN ON THIS LOCATION
ON JUNE 3, 1976
BY HIS MAJESTY
DON JUAN CARLOS I
KING OF SPAIN

BERNARDO DE GALVEZ THE GREAT
SPANISH SOLDIER CARRIED OUT
A COURAGEOUS CAMPAIGN IN
LANDS BORDERING THE LOWER
MISSISSIPPI. THIS MASTERPIECE
OF MILITARY STRATEGY LIGHTENED
THE PRESSURE OF THE ENGLISH
IN THE WAR AGAINST THE AMERICAN
SETTLERS WHO WERE FIGHTING FOR
THEIR INDEPENDENCE.

MAY THE STATUE OF BERNARDO
DE GALVEZ SERVE AS A REMINDER
THAT SPAIN OFFERED THE BLOOD
OF HER SOLDIERS FOR THE CAUSE
OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE.

Link to the Gálvez Statue Park Photos

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