General Don Jose de San Martin, Liberator of Chile and most of Peru.

This is a collection of uniforms of Argentinean officers and regular troops during the Spanish-American Wars of Independence 1810-1824, that is the standing troops of the independent United Provinces of Rio de la Plata as well as the Argentinean troops of Gen. José Francisco de San Martín who gained independence for Chile and most of Peru.

The images presented here were made by the eminent researcher Jose Luis Salinas. Salinas had created more than fifty plates, a small portion of which I present here.
From top to bottom: Troopers of the Tercio de Vizcainos (officer), Tercio de Gallegos, Cuerpo de Pardos (officer), Artilleros provinciales (officer), Hussars de Pueyrredon (officer and trooper).