Latinx in the American Revolutionary War 1781

On January 2, 1781, Spanish Captain Eugenio Pourré and his soldiers left the Spanish fort in Saint Louis, Illinois, to march over 350 miles in the cold winter to Saint  Joseph, Michigan.  There, they battled against the British who were trying to hold the western states during the American Revolutionary War.  The Spanish quickly captured the British fort, and set fire to the British munitions and supplies.  This campaign was part of the collaboration between the Spanish and the North American rebels throughout the Revolutionary War.  The Spanish assisted in ending the British threat in the upper Mississippi.  Please visit for more information on the Latinx and Spanish assistance during the American Revolutionary War.  Image of the Louisiana flag with the Spanish coat of arms in 1766.

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