Battle of Dos Ríos
|Battle of Dos Rios|
|Part of Cuban War of Independence|
|Commanders and leaders|
|Jose Marti †||Col. Sandoval,
Col. Arizon (WIA)
|Casualties and losses|
|14 killed||5 killed
José Martí died fighting in the battle of Dos Ríos (near Palma Soriano). He was leading a group of rebels against the Spanish royalist army in the first skirmish in Cuba's struggle for independence from Spain (see History of Cuba). An attempt to recover Martí's body was made by the rebels but the Spanish forces were too strong. Spanish forces buried José Martí; the body was subsequently exhumed and reburied with an elaborate funeral in Santiago de Cuba in 1951.
- Hendrickson Jr., Kenneth E. (2003). The Spanish-American War. Westport: Greenwood Press. p. 97.
- Gonçalves, João Felipe (2006). Font, Mauricio Augusto; Quiroz, Alfonso W., eds. The Cuban Republic and José Martí: Reception and Use of a National Symbol. Oxford: Lexington Books. p. 23.
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