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Garcia, Calixto 1836- Military officer; born in Holguin, Cuba, Oct. 14, 1836. He studied law and began practice, but subsequently joined the struggling patriots in Cuba, and in 1868 (with Carlos Manuel Cespedes and Marmol) planned the revolution which is known historically as the Ten years War. On Oct. 10, 1868, he took up arms with Marmol at the head of 150 men. For a time great success attended them, and they captured many towns. For courage and ability in these actions Garcia was made brigadier-general under Gomez. Later the provisional government made him commander-in-chief of the Cuban forces in place of Gomez. removed. On Sept. 3, 1873, his victorious career suffered a decided reverse. With twenty men he was attacked by 500 Spaniards at San Antonio del Babor. When commanded to surrender he determined to die by his own hand rather than submit to capture. Placing a revolver in his mouth he fired upward. The ball came out at his forehead, and he carried a scar for lif