The Spanish Kingdom had more than 200 thousand soldiers defending the Cuban Colony.

The Cuban Liberation forces were only 30 thousand men poorly armed fighting for their liberty.

Cuban Patriots called Mambises during the "Cuban Independence War"
must known as the "Spanish American War"
Orestes Ferrara website Contributors:    

Orestes Matacena - Orestes Ferrara's Grand Nephew (Blood line)
Lincoln Diaz-Balart - US Congressman
Carlos Márquez Sterling - Cuban politician and writer
Antonio Juan Montoto Bilbao - Orestes Ferrara's Grand Nephew (Maria Luisa Sanchez blood line)
Nestor Carbonell Cortina - Writer & Vice President of Pepsi Cola
Rolando Tonarelli - Orestes Ferrara's Grand Nephew (Blood line)
Marcos Antonio Ramos - Writer for "Diario de las Americas"
Diario de las Americas - Spanish Newspaper, Miami, Florida

Daniel Pedreira - Investigator for Political History, Republic of Cuba 1902 to 1958
Vicente Echerri - Paper read at the International Conference "Orestes Ferrara Da Napoli Cuba"
Anonymous -