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Tomas de Zumalacarregui
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Military Personnel
    (December 29, 1788-June 24, 1835)
    Born in Ormaiztegi, Spain
    Basque general among the Carlists, who sought to put the Infante Carlos, Count of Molina on the Spanish throne
    Also known as Tío Tomás (Uncle Thomas) among his troops or the Wolf of Las Amezcoas
    Fought in the Spanish War of Independence and the First Carlist War
    Military governor of Ferrol, Galicia (1832)
    Died from a bullet wound in the calf during the Siege of Bilbao
    He ordered the execution of 118 Isabeline (supporters of Isabella II) prisoners at the town of Heredia.
    He opposed liberal trends in the Spanish government and preferred absolute monarchy instead.
    His dislike of liberal principles put him at odds with other liberal-leaning military commanders.
    For a long time, government forces refused to recognize his troops as legitimate combatants.
    His decision to bring a quack to treat his bullet wound contributed to his death.
    He was deeply religious.
    He fought for what he believed in.
    He unified and disciplined a Carlist army in Navarre and the Basque provinces.
    He was a versatile commander, winning the battles Alsasua, Alegría de Álava, and Venta de Echavarri through guerrilla tactics when conventional ones didn't suit him.
    He eventually signed the Lord Eliot Convention, which aimed to end discriminate executions by firing squad committed by both sides of the First Carlist War.

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