Yaguaramas: the place where Henry Reeve, the Englishman (“El Inglesito”) fell in combat
It is a monument located along the road of Yaguaramas to Horquita, Abreus
At the place called "El Cayo del Inglés", between Yaguaramas and Horquita, in the municipality of Abreus, a modest monument was erected in memory of the place where Henry Reeve "El Inglesito", brigadier of the Liberating Army (Ejército Libertador) fell in combat, in August of 1876.
The Obelisk, in the shape of a column of solid concrete in square sections, has an irregular wall at the back and stone paved walkway. The whole place is surrounded by lush green lawns.
Considered by the Spanish as one of the most talented, brave and honourable Mambi chiefs, he was born in Brooklyn, United States and travelled to Cuba on board the steamboat "Perrit", commandeered by the American General Thomas Jordan. They were discovered, attacked and dispersed by the Spanish forces when they were docking near Banes, in the western part (Oriente) of the Island.
Reeve managed to escape and soon joined the legendary cavalry of Camaguey, led by the Major General Ignacio Agramonte “Bayardo”, of whom he became field assistant, taking part in many combats, among them the rescue of Brigadier Julio Sanguily.
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