CEJA DEL NEGRO
This historical site is found west of the town of Pilotos, which is part of the municipality of Consolación del Sur, in the province of Pinar del Río.
It was the site of a bloody battle, among the last to take place at the end of the XIX century between the Cuban Mambises troops (as the Cuban insurrectionists were called) and the Spanish Colonial Army.
The skirmish became a great battle, even though it only lasted a day, due to the large numbers of soldiers on both sides, where units of the three brigades (Infantry, Cavalry and Artillery) took part. The Cuban forces, of about 800 men, defeated two combined enemy columns that outnumbered them, and only suffered 227 casualties in the process and shot 50 000 rounds of ammunition.
This site was declared a National Monument on October 10th of 1978.
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