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Bernardo de Gálvez Memorial

 
 
Bernardo de Gálvez Memorial Photo, Click for full size
By Richard E. Miller, February 12, 2011
1. Bernardo de Gálvez Memorial
Inscription.

Bernardo de Gálvez
(Count de Gálvez)
1746 - 1786

"Bernardo de Gálvez 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 Gálvez serve as a reminder that Spain offered the blood of her soldiers for the cause of American independence."

Excerpts of a speech given on this location on June 3, 1976 by His Majesty
Don Juan Carlos I, King of Spain.

Sculptor, Juan De Avalos, Madrid, Spain
 
Erected 1976 by the Kingdom of Spain.
 
Location. 38° 53.741′ N, 77° 2.912′ W. Marker is in Foggy Bottom, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from D Street, NW west of Virginia Avenue, NW. Click for map. The memorial is in Galvez Park, across D Street from the Harry S. Truman Building, U.S. Department of State. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20006, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Department of State (about 500 feet away, measured in a
Bernardo de Gálvez Memorial - inscription, northside of base Photo, Click for full size
By Richard E. Miller, February 12, 2011
2. Bernardo de Gálvez Memorial - inscription, northside of base
direct line); José de San Martín Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pharmacists' War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Albert Einstein - The Einstein Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); National Academy of Sciences (approx. ¼ mile away); St. Mary’s Episcopal Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Announcement of the Atomic Age (approx. ¼ mile away); Edward Teller (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Foggy Bottom.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Also see . . .
1. Statues of the Liberators. (Submitted on February 18, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. Spain's Role in the American Revolution. (Submitted on February 18, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Additional keywords. Battle of Pensacola; Governor of Louisiana.
 
Categories. GovernmentHeroesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Bernardo de Gálvez Memorial - inscription, eastside of base Photo, Click for full size
By Richard E. Miller, February 12, 2011
3. Bernardo de Gálvez Memorial - inscription, eastside of base
Bernardo de Gálvez Memorial Photo, Click for full size
By Richard E. Miller, February 12, 2011
4. Bernardo de Gálvez Memorial
- in Gálvez Park, Harry S. Truman Building in background.
 
 
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