Francisco Gomez' Last
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The following letter, written in pencil, is
reported to have been written by Francisco Gomez, son of the Cuban
Revolutionary leader Calixto Gomez. Francisco was with General
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
stayed with him. I was wounded in two places, and as I did not fall
into the hands 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
destination as requested by one dead)."
Quesada, Gonzalo de, and Henry Davenport
Northrop, Cuba’s Great Struggle for Freedom. (Washington DC:
J. R. Jones, 1898) 565.
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