Bernardo de Gálvez

April 2, 2016

On Expectations

Over the last three months, our Granaderos y Damas have been planning our Symposium in honor of Bernardo de Gálvez. For our Keynote speaker, we had hoped to secure the services of a scholar named Dr. Thomas E. Chávez. He is the author of a book titled Spain and the Independence of the United States, a […]

Bernardo de Gálvez, Historical
January 31, 2016

On The Institute of Hispanic Cultures

Nope, I’ve missed the blogging too much. I’m going back to daily blogs, so look for the ramblings of my feeble mind again with your daily coffee. Blogging is good practice for writing, it’s good discipline, and it’s a good means of getting focused. And it’s delightful to know I have a kind and gentle […]

Bernardo de Gálvez
June 1, 2015

Timely Topic – Bernardo de Gálvez

Bernardo de Gálvez, Man of the Enlightenment This unusual young man rose from being a member of small-town Spanish nobility to become Governor of Louisiana, victor over the British during the American Revolution and finally Viceroy over all of New Spain. His military abilities in helping General Washington and the American troops at Yorktown have overshadowed […]

Bernardo de Gálvez, Historical
March 31, 2015

Don Bernardo

On a happier note, I am just back from Mexico. Went down with a group called the Granaderos de Galvez. The “Granaderos” or Grenadiers were the people who helped fight the British by joining Bernardo de Galvez – yes, that Galveston–to defeat the British along the Mississippi and in the Gulf of Mexico during the American Revolution. […]

Bernardo de Gálvez, Historical