Civil wars preventing Argentine unification come to an end
The civil wars that wracked Argentina since the fall of dictator Juan Manuel de Rosas in 1852 came to an end, allowing the formation of a unified constitutional republic under the leadership of Bartolomé Mitre. Dickinson alumnus Francis Sutton Livingston, class of 1861 was a friend and ally of the new president and led a regiment in his forces in the conflict. (By Brian Bockelman)
David F. Marley, Wars of the Americas: A Chronology of Armed Conflict in the New World, 1492 to the Present (Santa Barbara, California: ABC-CLIO, 1998), 527.