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Laprida, Eusebio

Index: Biografía de Tadeo Isidoro Cruz (1829-1874), El Aleph, OC,Obras completas. Buenos Aires: Emecé, 1974. 562. Gustavo Thorlichen: La República Argentina, CS,El círculo secreto. Buenos Aires: Emecé, 2003. 15.
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sergeant in Argentine army in 1856, mentioned in Borges story

Fishburn and Hughes: An ancestor of Borges. He was a sergeant-major who gained notoriety for his leadership during the wars between the Provinces and Buenos Aires (see Federalism). Placed at the head of 80 men, he defeated the regular army unit of 200 in a battle at the Cardoso Marshes on 25 January 1856. Laprida's defeat of the Indians took place not at Cardoso, as stated, but during a raid in 1879. A Biography of Tadeo Isidoro Cruz (1829-1874)