General Serafin Sanchez Valdivia
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Serafin Sanchez

General Serafin Sanchez Valdivia, Cuban War Hero - Sancti Spiritus, Cuba
Born in Sancti Spiritus in June 2, 1846. He was a combatant who fought the three wars of independence in the XIX century and was conferred the degree of Major General and Inspector General of the Cuban Liberation Army.

From the beginning of the fight of emancipation, the patriot from Sancti Spiritus Serafin Sanchez Valdivia showed his capacity of sacrifice and courage, before the most difficult situations, he ended up for his heroism to be bigger General of the Liberator Army and he was present in most significant wars for the independence.

March 1895 when the war had loosened in Cuba, he left to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Accompany of La Fernandina, Serafin Sanchez organized with Carlos Roloff, an expedition with the resources contributed by the Cuban tobacconists in Cayo Hueso, and he disembarked on the coast of Sancti Spiritus in July 24 1895.

The unfortunate news of the death of Jose Marti, for that reason general Maximo Gomez following the precepts of Jose Marti, Serafin Sanchez liberated his most important battles and he participated in the invasion to West of Cuba.

Serafin Sanchez return to Las Villas, to activate the war on the territory after treating a thousand defeats to the enemy November 18 1896 fell in combat.

Before mortem, the partner's unshakable breath summarized in his integrity the anger of the big ones, giving him energy to order in the last hour of the death; "They have killed me... that is not anything, Follow the march! ".

Museum - Home of Natal Serafin Sanchez
Residence of the Sanchez Valdivia family, is dedicated to hero General Serafin Sanchez Valdivia.
Address: Cespedes #112 e/Sobral y San Cristobal, Sancti Spiritus.





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