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6475 We are in the western part of Panama, on
the parade-ground beside the fort and close to the
The gallant commander of the Army of Panama
is easily recognizable by the many medals he has earned
by distinguished courage and military sagacity. While
he served under the Colombian flag le became widely
known as an officer of eminent ability. The fact that
he lost one arm in active service made him the m(-re
enthusiastically admired by his own men and by tlle
public at large. During the last war fur Panama"s
independence he added to his old laurels by capturing
the very officers who were endeavoring to take him
prisoner. That brilliant military success naturally made
him the idol of the Panama people.
SThe officer in white holds the rank of Colonel.
Most of these officers are Spanish. The private sld-
" iers in the background are also chiefly Spanish, though'
some have African or Indian blood. They have an
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excellent reputation and can be depended on for the
defense of the young republic.
From Notes of Travel No. 40. copyright
by Under~wood &
General Huertas, commander of the army, with his staff
Le General H-uertas, commandant de l'arm6e, et son
General uuertcai, ber ,iodcftfommabnbierenbe bet .Wrmee, mit
icintciit tabe, 3aiinama.
General Huertas, Jefe de la Armada, y su cuerpo de
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