|Álvaro José de Alzogaray|
|Controls||Inspector General of the Navy, Chief of the Army Park and Teachers|
|Conflicts||Brazil War , Great War , War of the Paraguay , Argentine Civil Wars|
|Birth|| Of January 19 of 1809 |
City of Santa Fe , Viceroyalty of the Rio de la Plata
|Death|| July 31st of 1879 |
Buenos Aires , Argentina
Álvaro José de Alzogaray was born in the city of Santa Fe , Virreinato del Río de la Plata , [ 1 ] on January 19 , 1809 , son of the wealthy merchant Francisco de Alzogaray and Mercedes Echagüe y Andía.
His education allowed him to handle several languages and gave him knowledge of naval engineering. Still young, he joined the squad under the command of Guillermo Brown was enlisting to fight the army of the Brazilian Empire in the war for the liberation of the Banda Oriental . He served as Brown's secretary and in 1826, in the absence of his commander, he was conferred command of the squad with the rank of colonel major.
Accompanying Brown, he took part in all the combats in which the Republican commander was present (all those that involved the squad), keeping a record that he titled Operations Diary of the Republican Squad, Brazil Campaign .
In 1831 he became a senior aide to the infantry militias. In December 1840 he was reinstated in the navy, reviewing the rank of lieutenant. In 1841 he assumed command of the corvette 25 de Mayo with which he joined the fight against the riverist squad under the command of John Halstead Coe .
During the naval actions that accompanied the Siege of Montevideo , he stood out in the combat of Santa Lucia as an assistant to Brown's orders. In 1841 he also participated in the capture of the Cagancha .
On November 20, 1845 he fought during the Anglo-French blockade of the Río de la Plata , leading the Restaurador battery in the Combat of the Vuelta de Obligado . His behavior in action against the aggressor powers prompted Commander Lucio Norberto Mansilla to qualify him as "worthy of renown as an intrepid and serene warrior . "
Months later, on June 4, 1846, he participated in the Battle of Angostura del Quebracho on the southern coast of the province of Santa Fe , 35 km from Rosario , in which Mansilla's forces caused heavy damage to the allied squad who was returning to the Río de la Plata forcing her to flee.
In 1853 he was promoted to captain of the navy. He served until 1859 as Postmaster of Santa Fe. Reintegrated to the forces of the Argentine Confederation, he acted during the Cepeda campaign as General Commander of the Justo José de Urquiza Army Park .
After the conflict, he returned to his post in the Post Office Administration, only to be reinstated in 1861 with the rank of colonel in the national army in the Pavón campaign , again in charge of organizing the park.
During the war of the Triple Alliance he was Chief of the Army Park and Teachers. On September 14, 1868, he was promoted to effective navy colonel and at the end of the war he was appointed controller of the National Park and the War Commissariat.
- Some authors affirm that it was born in Buenos Aires. I'm still here with Cutolo.
- Ricardo Piccirilli, Francisco L. Romay, Leoncio Gianello, Argentine Diccionario histórico , 1953.
- Vicente Osvaldo Cutolo , New Argentine Biographical Dictionary (1750-1930) , Editorial Elche, 1968.
- Yaben, Jacinto R., Argentine and South American Biographies , 1938
- Carranza, Ángel Justiniano , "Naval Campaigns of the Argentine Republic", Guillermo Kraft Ltda. Workshops, Buenos Aires, 2nd edition, 1962.
- Arguindeguy, Pablo E. CL, and Rodríguez, Horacio CL; "Ships of the Argentine Navy 1810-1852 their commands and operations", Buenos Aires, Browniano National Institute, 1999.