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Calixto Garcia

The Little War (La Guerra Chiquita)


Cuba's second rebellion against Spanish rule was organized in New York by veterans of the Ten Year War lead by Calixto García (pictured), one of the few revolutionary leaders who did not sign the Pact of Zanjón (see Ten Year War), and José Maceo (brother of Antonio), Guillermo Moncada, Emilo Núñez and others.

In 1878 García issued a manifesto against Spanish despotism and La Guerra Chiquita (The Little War) started officially in Cuba on August 26 1879. After a few brief victories the war ended by September 1880 in rebel defeat.

Related:
The Ten Year War | The War of Independence

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