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GENERAL MAXIMO GOMEZ Y BAEZ - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 07/02/1902 - HFSID 217438. MAXIMO GÓMEZ Y BÁEZ The General, who led Cuban forces in their fight for independence, promises to review recommendations for the military's rural guard Autograph letter sigend: M. 2 page front and verso, 5x8 folded, 10x8 flat. In full: Yesterday in Calabazar, I received your letter and I want to let you know that I have the same feeling for you. While I seek for my destiny and serve you, I want to serve the interests of my country.
I wish that you would send me a note with the names of the individuals that you want to be assigned to the Rural Guard. I promise that if they meet the conditions that we will determine necessary, they will be placed in the positions that you have recommended. We need many men to build a good Corp, but they have to be men with special convictions, because we will entrust to them the respect of society, and they will be the trustees of the homes while everybody sleeps. If things don't go as planned, everything will be just a myth because we will have what we always have, a Rural Guard and Police, that nobody respects.
They will be like matte-colored bodies that do not reflect light or heat. Tell Don Luis that I keep our dear memories. Gomez famously helped transform the Cuban Army's military tactics and strategy, teaching the guerrilla independence fighters, the Mambises, their most feared tactic: the "Machete Charge". The Spanish-American War, the result of the United States interfering in the Cuban War of Independence, forced Cuba to decide if they should choose heritage over their New World partners Spain vs. , Dios decided to fight solely for his adopted country's independence; he lost his most trusted officer Antonio Maceo, and his son Francisco Gomez in the war in 1896, but by 1898 Cuba had obtained independence and Gomez was offered the presidential nomination, but he refused due to his Dominican heritage.
By that time his was 75 years old, having spent half his life dedicated to the liberation of Cuba, and he died in Havana in 1905. Ink shows through on verso. See more material from these signers. GENERAL MAXIMO GOMEZ Y BAEZ. See more listings in our FORIEGN LEADERS (820).
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