Remains of a General Exhumed in Las Tunas / Ignacio Estrada Cepero

The remains of the Liberation Army General Julian Santana Santana no longer repose in the cemetery near the Villa de Santa Ines, where he lived until his death on July 31, 1931.

Julian Santana Santana was born on January 9, 1830 in Tenerife, Canary Islands. He traveled to the island when he was only 21 years of age, feeling that he identified with  creole thought. It is known that after his arrival in Cuba he very begin working on the conspiracy against the regime of Spain.

The remains after their exhumation and reburial, will like in the cemetery where lie the remains of the well known General José Vicente Garcia Gonzalez, located in the cemetery that bears the same name as the latter generally considered one of the key figures in the wars of independence.

Documentation from the era says that Julian Santana Santana participated in many battles in the East, Camagüey and Las Villas for which he was promoted many times reaching the rank of General in order of Antonio de la Caridad Maceo Grajales.

The exhumation and reburial was performed after prior approval by Julian Santana’s descendants still living in the Finca Santa Ines. Everything was done after extensive research conducted by Carlos Romero, a member of the Sons of Hiram Masonic Lodge. They are aware that Julian Santana was also linked to a fraternal organization named Tropical Star for 64 years.

October 29 2012