Sunday, November 24, 2013

List of Mayor's of Baracoa, Cuba 1899 to 1958 // Lista De Alcaldes de Baracoa, Cuba 1899-1958

1) 1899 = Homobono Perez 2) 1900-1901 = Hipolito Galano Coutin 3) 1901-1904 = Adriano Galano 4) 1904-1908 = Alejandro M. Albuerne 5) 1908-1912 = Higinio Silva Montejo, he resigned and was followed by Aurelio Vilato 6) 1912-1920 = Rafael Fernandez Olazabal 7) 1920-1922 = Francisco Arrue Hernandez 8) 1922-1926 = Lorenzo Conde Hernandez 9) 1926-1932 = Alberto Conde Hernandez 10) 1932-1933 = Julio I. Castro Gonzalez 11) 1933-1936 = Jacinto Coutin and Francisco Cancanon 12) 1936-1940 = Jose H. Galano Coutin 13) 1940-1944 = Leovigildo Prada Lores 14) 1944-1946 = Manuel H. Galano Coutin 15) 1946-1950 = Ricardo Perez Morgado 16) 1959-1954 = Manuel Gallinar Marcos 17) 1954-1958 = Angel Montero Novoa 18) 1958 = Armando Dans Aguilera

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Population of Mobile, Alabama, 1830 Federal Census.

The total population of Mobile, Alabama according to the 1830 Federal Census was 3,194.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Miguel Deciderio Eslava, A Forgotten Hispanic War of 1812 Veteran in Mobile, Alabama

Miguel Deciderio Eslava was born on May 6, 1797 and died on January 3rd, 1881. He was a partner at "Murrell and Company," the agents for most Confederate Blockade Runners which entered and left Mobile, Ala. during the Civil War.
He married Louise Malvina Delphine De Lanzos (born 1803, died 1870, buried at Church Street Cemetery). She was a native of New Orleans and daughter of Captain Manuel De Lanzos and Gertrudis Guerrero, one of the former Spanish Commanders of Mobile, during the Colonial Period.
Miguel served as Spanish Vice Consul to Mobile, for many years, prior to the Civil War.
Miguel, was the son of Miguel Deciderio Eslava Sr. and Hypolite Francoise Alexandre. He also served in the War of 1812, after Spain lost Mobile, between 1813 and 1815. He served as a private, in Diego McVoy’s Company, Mobile Militia, 14th Mississippi Territorial Regiment.
He lived at 124 South Royal Street and was a shipping and commercial merchant at 31 South Royal Street (upstairs), in 1861. He later lived at what is now 152 Tuthill Lane, in Spring Hill, Mobile, Alabama, known as the Marshall-Eslava House, which was listed in the National Register of Historic Places, in 1974.
Miguel also was involved in the construction of the “Eslava Building”located at 126 Government Street, which was built in approximately 1850.
Miguel Jr. was described as always sporting a beard. He was fluent in Spanish, English, French and “Mobilian Trade Jargon” which was Native American trade language spoken along the Gulf Coast, which is now extinct. He is buried next to his wife, in Church Street Cemetery, Mobile, Alabama, in the Eslava Tomb.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Captain "Charlie" Talamachus Ulysses Barnard, A Creole Confederate of Color

"Charlie" Talamachus Ulysses Barnard was the Captain of the Creole Guard, Fire Company, Alabama Confederate Militia. He was a "Free Man of Color" (born November 4th, 1827, died April 18th, 1875). He is buried at Magnolia Cemetery, in Mobile, Alabama. He was the son of Ulysses J. Barnard and Candelaria Yrigoyen, daughter of Miguel Yrigoyen, a Spaniard and Constance Hugon (born 1773, died October 16th, 1845), a "Free Woman of Color". Constance Hugon (daughter of Jean Baptiste Hugon, died August 1st, 1792, a "Free Man of Color, and Maria Laurent), was originally from Louisiana, she was listed in some Louisisana documents as a "Grif", which was a mixture of Black and Indian. She is buried, at Church Street Cemetery, in Mobile, Alabama. Constance and Miguel Yrigoyen owned land on the present northeast corner of Dauphin and Conception Street. // Talamachus married Rosanna, no surname found. He was a Tinner for the firm of Elsworth and Russell. He lived at 4 North Dearborn Street, Mobile, Alabama, in 1861.

Miguel Yrigoyen was stationed at the Spanish Royal Hospital, at Mobile, during the Colonial period. The surname Irigoyen / Yrigoyen was Gallicized to Gregorie, and later was Americanized to Gregory. There are a few documents which relate to Miguel Yrigoyen, one of which was a sale of land, in Mobile, in 1809, to Constance Hugon. The surname Yrigoyen / Irigoyen is of Basque origin.

Friday, August 10, 2012

The Strange Case of the Hispanic Confederate Slado Brothers

Pablo "Paul" Slado was the captain of the Confederate Inter-Coastal Blockade Runner, The Deer Island. He was born in Spain, in 1830. His brother, Francisco Slado (born in Spain in 1820) was the owner of the cargo and a passenger on The Deer Island when the ship was captured off of Petit Bois Island, Alabama, on May 13th, 1862.
Francisco Slado had also served in the Spanish Regiment, European Brigade, Louisiana Militia, until the surrender of the City of New Orleans, LA, as did his other brother Ramon Slado (born 1838, Spain), who was a Seaman on the Deer Island.
The Deer Island was carrying a cargo of flour and rice, into Mobile, Alabama, when it was chased by the U.S.S. Bohio and overtaken. The Slado brothers sunk The Deer Island off of Petit Bois Island, Alabama and while attempting to swim to shore were captured.
They disappear from history at this point and there is no further information on them. The surname Slado has also been found as Salado, in the few records of them that exist.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Peter Francis Alba, a Hispanic Confederate from Alabama // Peter Francis Alba, Un Hispano Confederado de Alabama

Peter Francis Alba was a Sgt. in Company D, Murphy's Battalion, Alabama Cavalry (born February 13th,1833, died February 23rd, 1915). He was the grandson of Pedro De Alba y Lopez, of Malaga, Spain (born 1762 Malaga, Spain, died September 1835) and Adelaide Rocheblave (daughter of Josefa Philibert and Frances De Rocheblave). He settled in the area of Pensacola, Florida.
John Alba and Eugenie Souchet (whose parents were Pierre Souchet and Josephine Colla) were the parents of Peter Francis. Peter F. settled in Coden, Alabama and was friends with President Jefferson Davis, Generals Robert E. Lee, Kirby-Smith, Albert Sidney Johnson and Fitzhugh Lee (nephew of General Robert E. Lee) all of whom with the exception of Jefferson Davis, he had served with in the 2nd U.S. Cavalry, in Texas, before the Civil War. He was a well known horse breeder and sent Jefferson Davis' daughter Winnie a horse, as a gift when they lived at Beauvoir, in Biloxi, Mississippi.
Peter served in the Indian Wars prior to the outbreak of the Civil War and was severely wounded fighting Comanche Indians, on May 13th, 1858, while in Company B, of the 2nd U.S. Cavalry, in Texas, under the command of then Brevet Major Earl Van Dorn and his Company 2nd Lt. Fitzhugh Lee. He was discharged from the U.S. Army due to his wounds, only to reenlist again in the Confederate Military. He is buried in Magnolia Cemetery, in Mobile,Alabama. He married EIizabeth Ann Neill (born 1847), the daughter of John H. Neill (born January 10th, 1810, died March 8, 1895) and Susan Smith (born April 17th, 1817, died June 4th, 1874). He later married Sophia Hosfeldt Favre (born 1848, died September 28th, 1900, she is buried with Peter at Magnolia Cemetery). He also had children with Rebecca Carter, a "Woman of Color" (died 1937).
Alba Club Road and Alba Middle School, in Mobile County, are named after him, as well as Alba Street, in Bayou La Batre, Alabama. Peter Francis was also one of the founders of the Mobile Humane Society, in 1885, now the modern Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (S.P.C.A.), of Mobile and he served as City Sexton, in 1890.

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Pedro Francisco Alba era un sargento, en la Compañía, Batallón de Murphy, de la Caballería en Alabama (nacido el 13 de febrero 1833, murió el 23 de febrero 1915). Él era el nieto de Pedro de Alba y López, de Málaga, España (Nacido en 1762 Málaga, España, murió en septiembre de 1835) y de Adelaida Rocheblave (hija de Josefa Philibert y Frances De Rocheblave). Pedro Francisco Alba se instaló en el área de Pensacola, Florida.
John Alba y Eugenia Souchet (cuyos padres eran Pierre Souchet y Colla Josefina) fueron los padres de Pedro Francisco. Pedro Francisco se estableció en Coden, Alabama y era amigo de presidente Jefferson Davis, los generales Robert E. Lee, Kirby-Smith, Albert Sidney Johnson y Fitzhugh Lee (sobrino del general Robert E. Lee) todos ellos con la excepción de Jefferson Davis, que había servido con la segunda Caballería de los EE.UU., en Texas, antes de la Guerra Civil. Él era un criador de caballos bien conocido quien envía a la hija de Jefferson Davis Winnie un caballo, como un regalo cuando vivían en Beauvoir, en Biloxi, Misisipí.
Pedro Francisco Alba sirvió en las guerras indias antes del estallido de la Guerra Civil, fué herido gravemente la lucha contra los indios comanches, el 13 de mayo de 1858, mientras que en la empresa B, de la 2 ª Caballería de los EE.UU., en Texas, bajo el mando del conde Mayor continuación, Brevet Van Dorn y su compañía segundo teniente Fitzhugh Lee. Fue dado de alta en el Ejército de los EE.UU. debido a sus heridas, sólo para reenlistarse de nuevo en el ejército confederado. Está enterrado en el cementerio de Magnolia, Mobile, Alabama.
Se casó con Ann EIizabeth Neill (nacida en 1847), la hija de John H. Neill (nacido el 10 de enero 1810, murió el 08 de marzo 1895) y Susan Smith (nacida el 17 de abril 1817, murió el 04 de junio 1874). Más tarde se casó con Sophia Hosfeldt Favre (nacida en 1848, murió el 28 de septiembre 1900, está enterrada con Pedro a Magnolia Cementerio). Él también tenía hijos con Rebecca Carter, "Mujer de Color" (fallecida en 1937).
En el Condado de Mobil se dan nombres tales como Alba Club Road y Alba La Escuela Intermedia, así como Alba Street, en Bayou La Batre, Alabama. Pedro Francisco fue también uno de los fundadores de la Sociedad Protectora de Animales en Mobil, en 1885, ahora la sociedad moderna para la Prevención de Crueldad a los Animales (SPCA), y él sirvió como sacristán de la ciudad, en 1890.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Robert E. Lee, Quote

"Get correct views of life, and learn to see the world in its true light. It will enable you to live pleasantly, to do good, and, when summoned away, to leave without regret". -- Robert Edward Lee

 

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Felipe "Phillip" Rodriguez, A "Forgotten" Cuban Confederate Soldier, from Alabama // Felipe "Phillip” Rodríguez, un soldado Confederado Cubano, de Alabama.

Felipe "Phillip" Rodriguez was a Corporal in Company E, 8th Alabama Infantry (born 1821, Cuba). He enlisted on May 6th, 1861 and is listed as “Single” and a “Laborer”, on his enlistment papers. He fought at the following Battles: Yorktown, Williamsburg, Seven Pines, Gaines Mill, Fraziers Farm, 2nd Manassas, Sharpsburg, Fredricksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg (where he was severely wounded on July 2nd, 1863). He then rejoined his Unit and fought at Bristol, Wilderness, Bradshaws Farm, Spottsylvania Court House, Hanover Junction, Tottottopotoney, Cold Harbor, White Oak Swamp, Petersburg (where he was wounded twice on June 23rd, 1864 and again on June 29th, 1864. He finally surrendered on April 9th, 1865 with the Army of Northern Virginia. The few men who surrendered at Appomattox took the Regimental Battle Flag and instead of surrendering it, tore it into little pieces, with each man getting a sliver of it, as a momento, of their brave service.
Felipe Rodriguez was married twice after the War, once to Mary A. (no surname found, born 1832, in Alabama) and also to Eliza (born 1836, Scotland, no surname found). He was a Cigar Maker and lived at 86 South Cedar Street, in 1861, in Mobile, Alabama. His burial place is unknown.

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Felipe "Phillip" Rodríguez fue un cabo de la Compañía E, 8ª Infantería de Alabama (nacido en 1821, Cuba). Se alistó en el ejército el 6 de mayo de 1861 y está catalogado como "obrero soltero" en sus documentos de alistamiento. Luchó en las batallas siguientes: Yorktown, Williamsburg, Seven Pines, Gaines Mill, 2nd Manassas, Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg (donde fue gravemente herido el 2 de julio de 1863). Después, se reunió con su unidad y luchó en Bristol, Wilderness, Bradshaws Farm, Spottsylvania Court House, Hanover Junction, Tottottopotoney, Cold Harbor, White Oak Swamp, Petersburg (donde fue herido dos veces el 23 de junio de 1864, y de nuevo el 29 de junio 1864). Finalmente se rindió el 09 de abril 1865 con el Ejército de Virginia del Norte. Los pocos hombres que se rindieron en Appomattox tomaron la bandera de batalla del regimiento y en lugar de entregarla, la rompieron en pequeños pedazos, con cada uno recibiendo una astilla de ella, como un recuerdo de su valiente servicio.
Felipe Rodríguez se casó dos veces después de la guerra, una vez con María A. (sin apellido encontrado, nacida 1832, en Alabama) y también con Eliza (nacida en 1836, Escocia, no figura apellido encontrado). Él era un fabricante de cigarros y vivía en la calle 86 South Cedar Street, en 1861, en ​​Mobile, Alabama. El lugar de su sepultura es desconocido.

Friday, April 20, 2012

St. Augustine, Florida Founded, 1565.

St. Augustine, Florida was founded by the Spanish, in 1565. It is the oldest continually occupied City, in the United States.

Jamestown, Virginia Founded, 1607.

Jamestown, Virginia was founded on May 24th, 1607 (May 14th, 1607, Old Calender). It was the first successful British Colony, in what became the United States.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Charles Le Baron, Mexican Consul in Mobile, Alabama 1861-1865 // Charles Le Baron, Consul Mexicano en Mobile, Alabama 1861-1865.

Charles Le Baron served as the Mexican consul, in Mobile, Ala. between 1861-1865, who although not of Hispanic descent was a firm supporter of the Confederacy and used his position as Mexican Consul to assist both the  State and Confederate Governments. He was born in 1803, in Louisiana, and was self-employed at Le Baron and Son Commercial Merchants, located at 14 South Commerce and lived at the north side of Dauphin and west Broad Streets, in 1861, in Mobile, Ala. He was one of the few non-Hispanic founding members of the Spanish Benevolent and Mutual Aid Society, of Mobile in 1871. The Mexican consulate was located on the 2nd floor of 14th South Commerce Street.
Charles Le Baron was married to Ann McVoy (born 1803, Florida, daughter of William “Guillermo” McVoy and Margaret Byrne) and had two sons who served in the Confederate Military. They were Richard Le Baron (born 1840) who served as a Private in Company A, 3rd Alabama Infantry and Alexander Le Baron (born 1843) who served as a Private in the same Company and Unit and later served with Company K, 21st Alabama Infantry.

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Charles LeBaron sirvió como Cónsul Mexicano, en la ciudad de Mobile, Alabama, entre los años de 1861-1865, y a pesar de no ser de descendencia hispánica era un firme partidario de la conferación y usó su posición como Cónsul Mexicano para ayudar a los gobiernos del estado y la confederación. Mr. LeBaron nació en 1803 en la ciudad de Louisiana y trabajó independiente para las firmas Le Baron y Son Commercial Merchants, ubicados en el 14 de la Calle Comercio Sur y vivió al norte de Dauphin y al oeste de la calle Broad, en 1861, en Mobile, Alabama. Fué uno de los pocos socios fundadores, no Hispanos de La Spanish Benevolent y Mutual Aid Society, de Mobile en 1871. El consulado Mexicano estaba ubicado en el segundo piso de su centro de trabajo.
Charles Le Baron se caso con la Srta Ann McVoy (nacida en 1803, en Florida, hija de William "Guillermo" McVoy y Margaret Byrne) y posteriormente tuvieeron dos hijos quienes años mas tarde tambien sirvieron en el ejercito confederado, ellos furon, Richard LeBaron (nacido en 1840) sirvió como Soldado raso en Compañia A, de la Tercera Alabama Infantry y Alexander LeBaron (nacido en 1843) sirvió como Soldado raso en la misma compañia y después paso a ser parte de la Compañia K, de la 21st Alabama Infantry.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Founding of Bayamo, Cuba, 1513.

Bayamo was the second City founded in Cuba, by Diego Velazquez de Cuellars. It was founded on  November 5, 1513. It was officially named San Salvador de Bayamo.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Founding of Baracoa, Cuba, 1511.

Baracoa, Cuba was founded on August 15th, 1511, by Diego Velazquez De Cuellar. It was the first Spanish settlement, in Cuba and its' first Capital. The nickname for the City is "La Primera Ciudad" (the first City). Baracoa was also the location of Christopher Columbus's famous landing, in Cuba, during his first voyage, in 1492. He landed there on October 27th, 1492. The complete name of the City, as given by the Spanish is : "Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion de Baracoa".

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Jerome Eslava, 1st Hispanic Deputy Sheriff, in Alabama and a Hispanic Confederate Officer // Jerome Eslava, primer Diputado de Sheriff en Alabama y Oficial Hispano Confederado

   Jerome Gregoire Eslava was the first Hispanic Deputy Sheriff in the State of Alabama. He served in the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office as a Deputy, until 1861, then became a Deputy Marshall for the Confederate States of America, Southern District of Alabama, until 1865. He was exempt from military service, but enlisted twice in the Confederate Military and served as a 2nd Lt. in Company B, Mobile City Troop, Alabama Militia, from 1862 to 1865. He then rejoined the Sheriff’s Office and served as a Deputy, until his death, in 1880.
He was born on March 12, 1830 and died on December 29, 1880. He was the son of Joaquin Oscar Eslava and Mary Emeline Cook. Cook was born 1811, died April 30, 1849, and buried at Church Street Cemetery, in the Eslava Lot. She was the daughter of Nicolas Cook Jr. and Constance Baudin. Joaquin Oscar Eslava was the son of Miguel Eslava, who served as the Spanish Royal Treasurer, in Spanish Colonial Mobile, Alabama from 1784 to 1813.
Jerome Gregorie Eslava married Mary Elizabeth Carey (born 1832, died June 4, 1879). He also married Celestine Mazange, born 1827. She is buried at Catholic Cemetery, in the Mazange Plot.
Jerome lived on the south east corner of New York and Marine Street, in 1861, in Mobile, Alabama. He enlisted in the Confederate Alabama Militia on December 19, 1862 and reenlisted on August 22, 1864. He is described as being 5’11, with brown eyes, sandy hair and a florid complexion.

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Jerome Gregorie Eslava fué el primer Diputado de Alguacil Hispano en el Estado de Alabama. El sirvió en la Oficina del Alguacil del Condado de Mobile como Diputado, hasta 1861. Entonces se unió al Confederate Military y sirvió como segundo teniente en Mobile City Troop, Alabama Militia, de 1862 a 1865. Llegó a ser un jefe de diputados para los Estados Confederados de América, Distrito del Sur de Alabama hasta 1865. Fué exento del servicio militar, pero se enlistó dos veces en el Confederate Military y sirvió como segundo teniente en Company B Mobile City Troop, Alabama Militia, de 1862 a 1865. Luego volvió a la oficina del Alguacil y sirvió como diputado, hasta su muerte, en 1880.
Nació el 12 de Marzo,1830 y murió el 29 de Diciembre, 1880. Era hijo de Joaquin Oscar Eslava y Mary Emeline Cook. Cook was born en 1811 y murió el 30 de Abril, 1849, y fué enterrada en el cementerio de Church Street, en el Lote Eslava. Era hija de Nicolás Cook Jr. y Constance Baudin. Joaquin Oscar Eslava era hijo de Miguel Eslava, quien sirvió como el Tesorero Real Español, en Mobile Colonial Español, Alabama de 1784 a 1813.
Jerome Gregorie Eslava se casó con Mary Eliabeth Carey (nacida en 1832, fallecida en June 4, 1879). El también se casó con Celestine Mazange, nacida en 1827. Está sepultada en el Cementerio Católico en el Lote Mazange.
Jerome vivió en la esquina sur este de las calles New Yok y Marine, en 1861, en Mobile, Alabama. Él se enlistó en la Confederate Alabama Millitia el 19 de Diciembre de 1862 y se re-enlistó el 22 de Agosto, 1864. Se le describe como de 5’ 11’’. con ojos café, pelo rubio rojizo y una complexión rojiza.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

The U.S.S. MAINE blows up in Havana Harbour, Cuba, on February 15th, 1898.

The U.S.S. MAINE blew up on February 15th, 1898, in Havana, Cuba with a loss of 260 Sailors and Marines. This event and others eventually led to War between the United States and Spain, in April of 1898.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Reinaldo Arenas, Quote.

"The difference between the Communist system and the Capitalist system, is that although both give you a kick in the ass, in the Communist, they kick you and you have to applaud, and in the Capitalist they kick you and you can scream, and I came here to scream". -- Reinaldo Arenas

Monday, February 6, 2012

Cuban Olympic Boxing Gold Medal Winners, Light Flyweight (48kg / 106pds), 1976 to 2004.

Cuba has won 3 Olympic Gold Medals in the Boxing Light Flyweight Class. The winners and years are listed below :

1976 - Jorge Hernandez
1992 - Rogelio Marcelo Garcia
2004 - Yan Bhartelemy Varela

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The 21st Alabama Infantry, Alabama's Confederate Foreign Legion // El Regimento 21 de Infanteria de Alabama, La Legion Confederada Extranjera de Alabama

The 21st Alabama Infantry was mostly composed of small businessmen and artisans from Mobile, Alabama and is considered Alabama’s “Foreign Legion” for the number of Spaniard’s (including Cuban’s), Italian’s, Frenchmen, German’s and Irish, in its’ ranks. It was mustered into service on October. 13, 1861, at Mobile, and remained at Camp Hall’s Mill and Fort Gaines until ordered to Fort Pillow, in March 1862. It remained there a few days then moved to Corinth, where it was brigaded under General Gladden.
The Regiment took part in the Battle of Shiloh, where it lost six color-bearers, in succession, and 200 killed and wounded out of about 650 engaged and was complimented for their actions, in the General Orders. When it returned to Corinth, the Regiment was reorganized, and extended their enlistment from one year to “for the war.” The 21st was at the Battle of Farmington, but its casualties were few, in the summer, the 21st was ordered to Mobile, Alabama and was on garrison duty at Fort Morgan, and at Oven and Choctow Bluffs.
It was at Pollard, Alabama a short time under General James Cantey, but was then ordered to the defenses of Mobile. Two companies were stationed at Fort Powell, where, with a loss of one killed, they withstood a two week bombardment from five gun-boats and six mortar-boats which attempted to force an entrance through Grant’s Pass. Six companies of the 21st were captured at Fort Gaines, on Dauphin Island, Alabama and two at Fort Morgan; but the two at Fort Powell blew it up and evacuated the post. The men captured at Fort Gaines were exchanged, the others were not. The remainder of the regiment were part of the Garrison of Spanish Fort, where it lost about 10 killed and 25 wounded.
The Twenty-first was surrendered at Cuba, in Sumter County, Alabama on May 6, 1865, about 250 strong. 
This information on the 21st Alabama is a modified version of the segment on the 21st Alabama that was first published in “Alabama: Her History, Resources, War Record and Public Men, 1540-1872” by Willis Brewer.

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El Regimento 21 de Infanteria de Alabama estaba formado por hombres de pequeños negocios y artesanos de Mobile, Alabama y es considerado como La Legión Extranjera de Alabama debido al número de Españoles (incluyendo Cubanos), Italianos, Franceses, Alemanes e Irlandeses en sus filas. Fué organizado el 13 de Octubre de 1861, en Mobile y permaneció en Camp Hall´s Mill y Fort Gaines hasta que fué ordenado a Fort Pillow, en Marzo de 1862. Permaneció ahi unos pocos dias y fué trasladado a Corinth donde se convirtió en brigada bajo el General Gladden.
El Regimento participó en la batalla de Shiloh, en la cual perdió seis abanderados, sucesivamente y 200 muertos y heridos de casi 650 y fué felicitada por sus acciones, en las General Orders. Cuando volvió a Corinth, el Regimento fué reorganizado y extendió su enliste de un año a ‘’para la guerra.’’ El 21 estubo en la Batalla de Farmington, sus bajas fueron pocas, en el verano, fué ordenado a Mobile, Alabama y estubo de turno en la guarnición en Fort Morgan y en Oven y Choctow Bluffs.
Estubo en Pollard, Alabama, un corto tiempo, bajo el General James Cantey, pero entonces fué ordenado a defender Mobile. Dos compañias fueron estacionadas en Fort Powell, donde con la pérdida de sólo un muerto, soportaron durante dos semanas un bombardeo de cinco cañoreros y seis barcos de morteros los cuales atentaron forzar una entrada a travéz de Grant Pass. Seis compañias del 21 fueron capturadas en Fort Gaines, en Dauphin Island, Alabama y dos en Fort Morgan; pero las dos en Fort Powell , lo volaron y evacuaron el puesto. Los hombres capturados en Fort Gaines fueron canjeados, los otros no. El resto del regimento formó parte de la guarnición de Spanish Fort, donde perdió cerca de 10 muertos y 25 heridos.
El 21 se rindió en Cuba, en el Condado de Sumter, Alabama el 6 de mayo de 1865 con una fuerza de 250.
Esta información es una versión modificada de un artículo que fué publicado por primera vez en "Alabama: Her History, Resources, War Record and Public Men, 1549-1872" de Willis Brewer.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Population of Havana, Cuba, in 2009.

The population of Havana, Cuba was 2,141,993 in 2009.

Population of Havana, Cuba, in 2005.

The population of Havana, Cuba was 2,181,324 in 2005.

Population of Havana, Cuba, in 2002.

The population of Havana, Cuba was 2,204,028 in 2002.

Population of Havana, Cuba, in 1997.

The population of Havana, Cuba was  2,197,700 in 1997.

Population of Havana, Cuba, in 1990.

The population of Havana, Cuba was 2,107,500 in 1990.

Population of Havana, Cuba, in 1981.

The population of Havana, Cuba was 1,929,400 in 1981.