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1st Venezuelan Rifles

The 1st Venezuelan Rifles was a nominally Irish regiment that took part in the Venezuelan War of Independence. Commanded by Colonel Donald Campbell, a Scottish Protestant, its core was British-recruited and its ranks were filled out with criolles and Caribbean natives. The unit took part in actions including expeditions across the Llanos and the Andes and the Boyaca Campaign.

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1st Venezuelan Rifles - 1818

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