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ESPEJO, Jeronhno, Argentine soldier, born in Mendoza in 1801. At the age of fifteen he entered the Army of the Andes as a cadet, and fought bravely for the liberty of three republics. In Chili he served in the campaign of the restoration, and took part in the battle of Chacabuco, the siege of Talcahuana, the action and surprise of Caneha Rayada, and the battle of Maypu. In Peru he served under the orders of General San Martin, and took part in the capture of Lima, the siege of Callao, and the actions of Torata and Moquegua. In the Argentine republic he took part in the battle of Ytusaingo and the action of the bridge of Marquez, and afterward fought against Rosas and shared in the battle of Lagunalarga, the action of Rodeo de Chacon, and in the battle of the citadel of Tucuman. He has been decorated with many crosses of military honor, and has published a historical work, "Entrevista de Guayaquil de Bolivar y San Martin " (Buenos Ayres, 1873).
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