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Pesos and Patriots

A past exhibition at Albuquerque Museum, "Pesos and Patriots: New Mexico’s Role in the American War of Independence" tells the story of Albuquerque families who supported the American cause in the fight for independence.

Pesos and Patriots: New Mexico’s Role in the American War of Independence

Drawing/Rendering/Painting of a soldier from the Province of New Spain, by . (Courtesy of the Archivo General de Indias, Sevilla, Spain)

A soldier from the Province of New Spain, by Ramón de Murillo. (Courtesy of the Archivo General de Indias, Sevilla, Spain)

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Webinar - Spanish Involvement in the American Revolution
Jolene Roberts Mullen
National Chair, Lineage Research Committee, DAR Leadership Training Committee - May 2014

 

Details subject to change. 

January 26 to May 19, 2019

As loyal citizens to the crown of Spain, residents of New Mexico donated to the American cause in the fight for freedom from the British. Spain provided supplies, arms, and other aid needed to fight the British, which played a key role in battles like the one fought at Pensacola.

Arms, armor, artifacts, photos, maps, and histories of the men and women who responded to an edict from the King of Spain tell a story that has only recently begun to come to light. The exploits of ten Albuquerque soldiers who enlisted in the Light Soldier Dragoon stationed at the Presidio of Santa Fe live on in their direct descendants who still live in New Mexico.

This Community History exhibition is curated by the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Charles Dibrell Chapter.