Historical records matching Colonel Carlos Alvarez de la Mesa (USA)
About Colonel Carlos Alvarez de la Mesa (USA)
Colonel Carlos Alvarez de la Mesa was a Spanish national who fought at Gettysburg for the Union Army in the Spanish Company of the "Garibaldi Guard" of the 39th New York State Volunteers, during the American Civil War.
Colonel de la Mesa was the maternal grandfather of Major General Terry de la Mesa Allen, Sr., a decorated World War I veteran who commanded the First Infantry Division in North Africa and Sicily during 1942-43. He was later selected to lead the 104th Infantry Division as divisional commander, a post he held until the end of the World War II.