Friday, July 20, 2012

Famous Relatives

Everyone likes to have a few famous relatives.  My foray into Ancestry.com last year turned up a few more on my father's side than expected.  If I hadn't done that research, I should never have recognized this handsome face when we spotted him in the Ocmulgee National Monument gift shop last week.


The gentleman pictured is my 2nd great grand-uncle, Captain Jose Rafael de la Garza of San Antonio, Texas, who died at the Battle of Mansfield, Louisiana.  He wasn't mentioned at all in the actual text, despite a lengthy write up about the Tejanos.  I bought a copy anyway.  I'll keep it with the compilation of his war letters Texas A&M published last year.

3 comments:

  1. Technically, is he really "Hispanic"?

    Mommy

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    1. He's Hispanic enough. The Irish was pretty diluted at that point.

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    2. Not sure what Hispanics and the Civil War had to do with the ancient Indian mounds in Macon, though.

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