A memorable battle of the Rebel Army (Ejército Rebelde) against the troops of Batista’s dictatorship took place in this area of the present day municipality of Guamá on May 28th of 1957. Commander in Chief Fidel Castro led the combat.
It is known as the greatest battle fought by the Rebel Army (Ejército Rebelde) and was a starting point for developing the insurrectional struggle against the enemy forces, demonstrating the existence of the struggle that could no longer be hidden by the authorities.
The high combat capacity of the Rebel troops was proved, as well as the importance of the farmers in the area, in collaborating and fighting side by side along the troops. According to Che this battle marked the coming of age of the Rebel Army (Ejército Rebelde). It was declared a National Monument on December 25th of 1979.
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