|Irish officers of Simon Bolivar's Army of
Liberation - 1820
$85 USD SRP per set
- white metal
- hand painted
- historically accurate
It is outside the Colombian city of Cartagena,
under blockade by the forces of Simon Bolivar’s Army of Liberation
August 1820 and Captain Morgan O’Connell, in his splendid
uniform of the Hussar Guards of the Irish legion, is meeting for
the first time General Daniel O’Leary. O’Leary so greatly
impresses young O’Connell with the smartness of his Uniform
of ADC and Military Secretary to Bolivar that he records his impressions
in a letter to his father. These two young men sum up the extensive
influence and participation that marked the Irish role in the struggle
for South American independence.
Many Irish veterans of the Napoleonic wars served
in both the British and Irish legions. These troops provided a solid
core of battle hardened troops that allowed Bolivar’s army
to stand face to face, and trade volley for volley ,with the Spanish
regulars whose presence so threatened the independence movement.
The hard fought victory at the battle of Carabobo was universally
conceded as their finest moment.
O’Leary served Bolivar until the latter’s
death in 1830. During this time he was in the thick of the fighting,
suffering a sabre wound at the battle of Pantano Vargas, and undertaking
many dangerous missions for Bolivar. In 1884 his body was re-interred
in Caracas, forever next to his master, Bolivar.
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