FLOR500, Garden 175 Gregor MacGregor, Revolutionary (1786–1845) Born in Europe, MacGregor had been a revolutionary with Simon Bolivar in Latin America. Backed by Americans seeking to end Spain’s presence in Florida, he led a band of insurgents who captured a Spanish garrison on Amelia Island in June 1817. Their presence there was short-lived as United States troops expelled them in December of the same year.
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Gregor MacGregor, Revolutionary

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Gregor MacGregor, Revolutionary

(1786–1845)

Born in Europe, MacGregor had been a revolutionary with Simon Bolivar in Latin America. Backed by Americans seeking to end Spain’s presence in Florida, he led a band of insurgents who captured a Spanish garrison on Amelia Island in June 1817. Their presence there was short-lived as United States troops expelled them in December of the same year.





 




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