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Marcos Maturana del Campo was a Chilean military and political figure who served in the Chilean War of Independence and the War of the Confederation.
Maturana was born in San Fernando, the son of Manuel Jesus Maturana Guzman and of Petronila del Campo. In 1818, (at the age of 16) he became a cadet of the Husares de la Muerte under Manuel Rodriguez, and participated in the Battle of Maipu, during the Chilean War of Independence. By 1820 he already was a second Lieutenant, and a member of the expedition to Peru, where he fought in the siege of Callao. Maturana was promoted to captain in 1824, and participated in the Chiloe campaigns of 1825 and 1826.
During the Chilean Civil War of 1829, he participated in the battles of Ochagavia and Lircay. In 1831 Maturana was promoted to Major and in 1834 to Lieutenant colonel. During the War of the Confederation he fought at the battles of Portada de Guias (1838) and Yungay (1839), and in the capture of Lima. In 1847 he was promoted to Colonel and named Aide-de-camp to President Manuel Bulnes.
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