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CALLEJA, Emilio, Spanish soldier, born about 1830. He had served with distinction as an infantry officer when Santo Domingo was annexed to Spain. He made the whole campaign in that island as second in command of a battalion of marine infantry, went to Porto Rico as lieutenant colonel in 1867, reached the rank of colonel in 1869, and was sent to Cuba, where he fought for three years during the war against the separatists. He returned to Spain in 1873, was made a brigadier-general, served under Lopez Dominguez m the siege of Cartagena until the place was surrendered, and then made the campaign against the Carlists, distinguishing himself in the battle of Minglanilla, soon after which he was promoted to the rank of a general of division. A few months later Calleja filled the office of second captain-general of Cuba, and was also military governor of several Cuban provinces. On his return to Spain he was promoted to the rank of a lieutenant-general, and, after being captain-general of Seville and Old Castile, again went to Cuba as governor-general of that island, in March, 1886. He has voluntarily reduced his own salary from $50,000 to $40,000, and made important reforms in the administration.
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