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Title: Proclama
Creator: Arboleda, Julio, 1817-1862
Publication Info: Barbacóas : Imp. De Rincón i Compañia, September 01, 1861.
Physical Details: 27 x 20 cm

Summary: Julio Arboleda, leader of Conservative forces in the South, writes to the people of Cauca on his victory in Popayán against the Liberals. Declaration was originally signed on August 10, 1861, the day Arboleda and his forced seized Popayán, but appears to have been reprinted on September 1, 1861 in Barbacóas.
Historical Notes: Julio Arboleda was an important statesman, military leader, and poet from the Cauca Valley. He was chosen by Mariano Ospina Rodríguez to fight the Liberal rebellion during the 1860-1862 Civil War. At time of writing, the Liberal forces, controlled by Arboleda's uncle Tomás C. Mosquera, president from July 18-1861-February 4, 1863, had largely won, but fighting continued in some regions. On August 10, 1861, the Conservative forces, led b y Arboleda, took Popayán, which was a major victory at a time since the Conservatives were losing the war. This war helped drive the deep and lasting divide between Liberals and Conservatives. Bushnell, David. <i>The Making of Modern Colombia : A Nation in Spite of Itself. </i>Berkeley: Univof California Press, 1993. Molano, Mariano. “Arboleda, Julio.” <i>Gran Enciclopedia de Colombia.</i> Bogota, DC; online: Banco de La Republica, 1991.

Subject(s): Colombia -- History -- Civil War, 1860-1862
Cauca (Colombia : Department) -- History -- 19th century
Related Items in the Collection: Considerando: decreto

Type: Broadside
Language: Spanish
Format: JPG
PDF - Color
Donor: Helguera, J. León
Collection: Helguera, J. León Collection
Institution: Vanderbilt University
Accession Number: B01129
Record Number: 375