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Bernardo de Gálvez Memorial

(Count de Gálvez)

 

— 1746 - 1786 —

 
Bernardo de Gálvez Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, February 12, 2011
1. Bernardo de Gálvez Memorial
Inscription.  "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 Northwest west of Virginia Avenue Northwest. The memorial is in Galvez Park, across D Street Northwest from the Harry S. Truman Building, U.S. Department of State. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2221 E Street Northwest, Washington DC 20037, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8
Bernardo de Gálvez Memorial - inscription, northside of base image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, February 12, 2011
2. Bernardo de Gálvez Memorial - inscription, northside of base
other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Department of State (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The George Washington University (about 600 feet away); Anniversary Park (about 600 feet away); Radford House (about 600 feet away); U.S. Naval Observatory / The Prime Meridian (approx. 0.2 miles away); Benjamin Rush (approx. 0.2 miles away); Remembering Dr. Dorothy Height (approx. 0.2 miles away); Building 2 (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map 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 image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, February 12, 2011
3. Bernardo de Gálvez Memorial - inscription, eastside of base
Bernardo de Gálvez Memorial image. 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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Credits. This page was last revised on June 11, 2019. This page originally submitted on February 17, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,323 times since then and 43 times this year. Last updated on March 16, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 17, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   3, 4. submitted on February 18, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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