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Officer of the Corps of Engineers. Artwork by Lafita Portabella.
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This is a collection of uniforms of Venezuelan officers and regular troops during the Spanish-American Wars of Independence 1810-1824, that is the soldiers of the “Libertador” Gen. Simon Bolivar. Bolivar himself was born in Venezuela but he must be rather considered as a Pan-Spanish-American historical figure just as his Argentinean counterpart Gen. José Francisco de San Martín, the other main figure of the Wars of Independence. Together they share the honour of liberating much of the continent.

The images came from various sources but most of them came from postage stamps of the Republic of Venezuela (from philatelyclub.com) and two from Wikimedia commons. The captions on the uniforms are inside the images.

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General Captaincy of Venezuela and Viceroyalty of Nueva Granada (modern Colombia) at the outbreak of the wars (1810) (Wikimedia commons).

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Simon Bolivar in his uniform as a General

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