Soodalter, Ron
May 2010
Military History;May2010, Vol. 27 Issue 1, p42
The article presents a biography of U.S. filibuster William Walker who assumed the presidency of Nicaragua in 1856. Born in 1824, he received education at various universities and earned a degree in medicine from the University of Pennsylvania at the age of 19. In 1853, he started his filibustering expedition, conquered the city of La Paz in Baja California, Mexico and finally established the Republic of Sonora. Walker died on September 12, 1860 after being sentenced to death and executed by firing squad.


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