Tag Archives: Latinos in the American Civil War
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Latinos Served in the American Civil War: Our Lost History

by Efrain Nieves In the second, and last, installment of Latinos that served in the U.S. Civil War, we will be featuring some of the most well known Latinos and Latinas that dedicated their lives to the American civil war. Loreta Velazquez  – was born in Cuba on June 26, 1842 to a wealthy family. In 1849, she was sent to school […]

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Latinos Served in the American Civil War: Lieutenant Augusto Rodríguez

by Efrain Nieves This week marks the 150th anniversary of the start of American Civil War. In an effort to link up our contribution, albeit not often mentioned, during the civil war we decided to introduce you to the men that served and received condecorations for their service and valor. Our first feature of this series is Puerto […]

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