Tejano History

Casa Calvo, Marques De

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CASA CALVO, MARQUÉS DE (1751–?). Sebastián Nicolás de Bari Calvo de la Puerta, Marqués de Casa Calvo, Spanish military officer, was born in Havana on August 11, 1751, the son of Pedro Calvo de la Puerta and Catalina de O'Farril. He joined the Company of Nobles as a cadet on April 1, 1763. On July 3, 1769, he was named interim captain of cavalry volunteers and on September 14 was given full captain's rank. He was transferred to the regular army with the rank of captain in 1776 and advanced to colonel by 1802. Casa Calvo participated in the reconquest of Louisiana by Spain in 1769.



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