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Weyler y Nicolau, Valeriano 1840- Military officer; born in Spain in 1840; became a lieutenant-general in the Spanish army and captain-general of the Canary Islands when thirty-nine years old as a reward for his services in the Santo Domingo campaign. He distinguished himself during the Carlist War, and attracted attention to himself during the Spanish War against the Moors in Africa. General Weyler was sent to Cuba in the early General Weyler. part of the Ten Years War and served under two captain-generals. He remained there more than two years and was sent back to Spain on account of complaints against him for alleged cruelty. It was during this campaign in Cuba that he received his title of The butcher. While there, his troops, with his knowledge, committed dreadful outrages in the province of Santiago, and especially in Camaguey. In January, 1896, he was appointed captain-general of Cuba to succeed Gen. Martinez Campos. He landed at Havana, Feb. 10, and on the same