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José Antonio Salcedo

Politician

General José Antonio Salcedo y Ramírez, "Pepillo" (1816-1864) was born in Madrid, Spain to creole parents of Spanish heritage who had been born in Santo Domingo, and moved to Spain in the year 1815. Salcedo led a civil war which aimed at the restoration of the Dominican Republic. The Dominican Restoration War began on August 16, 1863, and by September 14, 1863 a Provisional Government was established, over which the general presided. After he assumed the presidency of the Dominican Republic, the general was opposed by the Nationalist movement, who viewed his policies as favouring those supporting the annexation of the country. On October 15, 1864, President Salcedo sent word to his wife (who lived in Guayubín) with a young soldier in his mid-twenties named Ulises Heureaux, he was later murdered on the same day by Gaspar Polanco, also a general at the time. The town of Pepillo Salcedo, in Monte Cristi province, was named in his honour. "José Antonio Salcedo". Wiki Dominicana. http://www.quisqueyavirtual.edu.do/wiki/Jos%C3%A9_Antonio_Salcedo. Retrieved 27 February 2012.   ( Wikipedia article )

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