FLOR500, Garden 77 Salvador Ruby, Soldier, Businessman (1765–?) A free Louisiana Creole who joined the Spanish army of General Bernardo de Gálvez, Salvador Ruby fought in the Battle of Pensacola in 1781. He later became a shoe maker in Pensacola, as well as the commander of an urban brigade of mulatto and black militia.
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Salvador Ruby, Soldier, Businessman

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Salvador Ruby, Soldier, Businessman

(1765–?)

A free Louisiana Creole who joined the Spanish army of General Bernardo de Gálvez, Salvador Ruby fought in the Battle of Pensacola in 1781. He later became a shoe maker in Pensacola, as well as the commander of an urban brigade of mulatto and black militia.   





 




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