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Bernardo de Galvez Spanish Governor of Louisiana 1776-1783

GALVEZ, WITH THE AID OF MILITIA AND VOLUNTEERS FROM LOUISIANA,WON VICTORIES AT BATON ROUGE, MOBILE, AND PENSACOLA DURING THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION. BY HIS DARING LEADERSHIP HE DROVE THE BRITISH FROM THE LOWER MISSISSIPPI VALLEY AND WEST FLORIDA, GIVING SPAIN CLAIM TO THIS AREA AT THE CLOSE OF HOSTILITIES. FOLLOWING THE TREATY WITH SPAIN IN 1819, THE ENTIRE FLORIDA TERRITORY BECAME A PART OF THE UNITED STATES. 
THIS TABLET WAS PLACED IN CELEBRATION OF THE BICENTENNIAL OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION BY THE LOUISIANA SOCIETY, DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, ON SEPTEMBER 21, 1975. WHICH DATE IS THE 196TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE OF BATON ROUGE, FOUGHT DURING THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION. 

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