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CALIXTO GARCÍA


We are a poor ragged army, as poor as was the army of your forefathers in their noble war for independence, but like the heroes of Saratoga and Yorktown, we respect our cause too deeply to disgrace it with barbarism and cowardice. General Calixto García.
LOUIS PÉREZ

The Cubans were now characterized as slouchers, as people who really had no understanding of – of freedom, of liberty, that these were people who were themselves were fundamentally unfit for self-government.

WILLIAM SHAFTER

Self-government! Why, those people are no more fit for self-government than gunpowder is for hell. As I view it, we have taken Spain’s war upon ourselves. General William Shafter.


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