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Welcome to the official Gálvez Book website. This book is AVAILABLE NOW! Also please feel free to checkout one of the many other titles by the Author.


Also avaliable online at,, Twiggs Book Store San Antonio, Garden District Book Shop New Orleans, Galveston Book Shop Galveston, Texas, and Galvez Hotel Gift Shop Galveston, Texas.


Never has a more important book been written that confirms what has been silent in our American History books.  Our students identify closely with Mexico and now through Judge Butler’s scholarly work, they can, as Americans, be proud of their ancestors important role in the birth of our beloved nation.  Every student of American history can now know “the rest of the story”. Thank you Judge Butler for your passion and commitment to our history and for making all of us with Spanish sir names proud.

Dr. Maria Hernandez Ferrier, President
Texas A&M University-San Antonio

Wonderful book!  You have done a great, great service here.  Thank you!

Lila Guzman, Ph.D., is the award-winning author of Lorenzo and the Pirate (Blooming Tree Press), the 4th novel in the Lorenzo series about Spanish participation in the American Revolution.

With this book, Judge Ed Butler tells “the rest of the story” that most people never knew about the American Revolution.

Judge Robert H. Thonhoff, author, The Texas Connection With the American Revolution.

The research and explanation provided in this book should leave no doubt in anyone’s mind as to the substantial aid, and the vast extent of that aid, provided by Spain to the American colonists before and during the American Revolution. A must read.

Joseph D. Perez, Governor General, Order of the Granaderos y Damas de Galvez.

[S]hould be on the shelf of every school library.


There are many fine books of recent publication out on General Bernardo de Gálvez, but, Gálvez/ Spain Our Forgotten Ally in the American Revolutionary War is a tidy, quick-read, quick-reference book, handy to have on hand to convince any sincere truth seeker, that in fact, the Spanish did play an important, very major role in winning the American Revolution.

Mimi Lozano, educator and activist for Hispanic rights who co-founded the Society of Hispanic Historical and Ancestral Research, and is the editor and publisher of Somos Primos, an online monthly publication dedicated to Hispanic heritage. She was named the 2006 Woman of the Year by the Costa Mesa, California Assembly.

This book is the first book written on the involvement of Spain in the American Revolution that ties in all the intricate ingredients necessary to understand the full scope of the War. It is superbly written and documented and will no doubt find its way beside other notable authors such as Chavez, Loya, Jackson and Chipman to mention a few. If there were one book that should be listed as required reading for history majors, Galvez/ Spain – Our Forgotten Ally In The American Revolutionary Way: A Concise Summary Of Spain’s Assistance should be that book.

Jack V. Cowan, Founder and President of The Texas Connection To the American Revolution

With the person and legend of General Bernardo de Gálvez as the focal point, Galvez by Judge Edward F. Butler, Sr. revisits a neglected chapter of early American history. While there has always been a touch of glamour to the role France played in the American Revolution, few people today are aware of the full extent of Spain’s support for the aspirations of the signatories of the Declaration of Independence. As the Spanish governor based at New Orleans, Gálvez occupied a key position and proved a valuable ally to the fledgling United States. The book reveals the existence of aid agreements between Spain and the American Revolutionaries even before the War of Independence began. Spain’s contribution covered various fronts. The Spanish sent supplies of food, arms, gunpowder, tents and medical supplies, but also provided intelligence and military support by securing river trade options and making sure that key coastal ports were available for the benefit of the Revolutionaries. As a resource, Galvez by Judge Edward F. Butler, Sr. deserves a special place in the collection of any amateur historian. In particular, the book would be of enormous interest to readers with a specific interest in military history in general or the American Revolution in particular. It is obviously written by an author who is passionate about his topic and brims over with eagerness to share what he knows with his readers. Each section is meticulously referenced and the book also includes a selection of photographs, maps, paintings and other illustrations, as well as a timeline of the Spanish involvement in the American Revolution. Although the book is named for Gálvez, it is not so much a biography as a testament to his actions and his vision, aiming to correct the injustice inherent in the man’s relative obscurity today and seeking to forge new ties with Spain on the strength of this shared heritage.

Reviewed by Carine Engelbrecht for Readers’ Favorite

Judge Ed Butler’s book, Galvez Spain, Our Forgotten Ally in the American Revolutionary War:  A Concise Summary of Spain’s Assistance, addresses the valuable role that Spain provided to the Colonists in the American Revolution. Whether or not you are interested in land and naval battles, a chronicle history of events, or other Spanish support, the book is easily laid out for finding  vital information.

On a personal note, I had been researching medicine in the 18th Century before and during the American Revolution this summer. I decided to learn more about the overall aspects of the American Revolution.  I began reading Galvez/ Spain, and to my surprise, I discovered documentation that Spain had provided medical supplies and medications to the Colonists!

Matthew J. Barlow, Jr., M.D. DESSAR Surgeon NSSAR

Felipe VI de Borbon, King of Spain asked the author to write this book in May 2010. This book details the May 1776 agreement between Spain and France to support the American Colonists in their battle for independence from Britain. In addition to the battles in North America it points to the fact that our American Revolutionary War was only a small part is a greater world war among England, Spain and France. The “Donativo” lists show which Spanish soldiers and colonists donated to the war effort. It reflects details of the “Texas Connection to the American Revolution. Louisiana Spanish Governor Bernardo de Galvez, transhipped military supplies up the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers to the troops of both George Washington through Fort Pitt and General George Rogers Clark at Ft. Nelson starting in 1776. The Spanish navy captured 55 British ships, which today is still the largest capture of enemy vessels on the high seas ever recorded

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