Francisco Gomez' Last
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The following letter, written in pencil, is
to have been written by Francisco Gomez, son of the Cuban Revolutionary
leader Calixto Gomez. Francisco was with General
Antonio Maceo at the time of his death.
"Dear Mamma, Papa, Dear Brothers: I die at
my post. I did not want to abandon the body of General Maceo, and I
with him. I was wounded in two places, and as I did not fall into the
of the enemy, I have killed myself. I am dying. I die pleased at being
in the defense of the Cuban cause. I wait for you in the other world.
Torro in San Domingo
(Friends or foes, please transmit to its
as requested by one dead)."
Quesada, Gonzalo de, and Henry Davenport
Great Struggle for Freedom. (Washington DC: J. R. Jones, 1898) 565.
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