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Collection Reference Number GLC00717
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1781 
Title Bernardo Gálvez to an unknown recipient regarding defeat of the British at Mobile, Pensacola, and along the Mississippi River [in Spanish]
Date 27 July 1781
Author Gálvez, Bernardo de Gálvez, conde de (1746-1786)  
Document Type Correspondence; Government document
Content Description Written by Galvez as the Governor of Louisiana who lead several expeditions against the British along the Gulf Coast in support of the American Revolution. Document lauding Gilberto Guillemard, his second in command and chief military engineer, who recently died under Galvez's command. Praises his second in command for assistance in defeating the British at Mobile, Pensacola, and along the Mississippi River. Written in an attractive italic clerical hand. Red wax seal is extent.
Subjects Revolutionary War  Military History  Global History and Civics  Navy  Death  
People Gálvez, Bernardo de Gálvez, conde de (1746-1786)  
Place written New Orleans, Louisiana
Theme The American Revolution; Foreign Affairs; Naval & Maritime
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information From 1779-1781 Galvez's forces closed the Mississippi River to the British and he captured Baton Rogue, Mobile, Pensacola, and the British naval base at New Providence, Bahamas.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859