Jose Maria de la Cruz
General Jose Maria de la Cruz Prieto was a Chilean soldier.
The son of Luis de la Cruz and of Josefa Prieto Sotomayor, and was a cousin of future presidents Jose Joaquin Prieto and Manuel Bulnes. He joined the Army on October 27, 1811, and participated actively in the battles of Chacabuco, Maipu and Pangal during the Chilean War of Independence. He married Josefa Zanartu Trujillo, and had a single daughter: Delfina de la Cruz Zanartu who in turn was the wife of future president Anibal Pinto.
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