In this, however, he was not successful, General Morillo having landed an overwhelming Spanish force.
Here a provisional government was formed, and troops were assembled to resist Morillo, who was then advancing at the head of a strong division.
Morillo retired in disorder, and being met on his retreat by J.
Being now at the head of the most numerous and best appointed army the republicans had yet assembled, he gained important advantages over the Spaniards under Morillo, and on the 25th of November 18 20 concluded at Truxillo an armistice of six months, probably in the hope that the Spaniards would come to terms, and that the further effusion of blood might be spared.
Morillo was recalled, and General Torre assumed the command.
In 1815 he went to America as a captain under General Morillo, who had been made commander-in-chief to quell the risings of the colonies on the Spanish Main.
In 1811 its citizens revolted against Spanish rule and set up a government of their own, but in 1816 the city was occupied by Pablo Morillo (1777-1838), the Spanish general, who subjected it to a ruthless military government until 1819,.