Gálvez’s performance was decisive
Louisiana´s Governor al later Virey of New Spain, he drove the English out of the Gulf of Mexico and the Mississippi River.
- It’s easy to forget that when the revolution began, Spain controlled almost all of the land west of the Mississippi, and they remained an aging but powerful player in American colonization.
- Not only did the Spanish provide monetary and logistic support to the fledgling United States, they provided invaluable military action in Florida.
- The Gulf Coast Campaign and its leader, Bernardo Vicente de Gálvez y Madrid, deserve to be remembered.