Major General Vicente García González

What we feel is reflected, unconsciously, in writing. For this reason, handwriting studies are very effective in knowing personality traits, attitudes, and temperaments through handwriting and someone's signature.

Although it is not as widely known, Las Tunas historians were pioneers in using this technique to learn more about the great personalities of local history.

It was one of the many good ideas of Professor Margarita García while she was leading the Vicente García Memorial Museum, back in the late 80s and early 90s of the last century, fruits that still reach us.

Researcher Margarita GarcíaMargarita keeps the results of the investigation, and she told me a long time ago, sitting in the park -and with a broad smile-, that part of the adventures to, from texts that with absolute certainty were written by Vicente, validate others and learn about traits of his character.

“The study was carried out jointly with the Provincial and National Criminalistics Laboratory on the writing of Vicente García, with the objective of dating and giving as authentic the originals of the letters that are in the memorial as documentary funds at this time.

“The results showed that he was a very sensitive man, of firm character, great tenacity, demanding, and self-confident. A genuine, patriotic human being; a simple, human, emotional, and loving person, in royal contrast to a brave, determined, and authoritarian general.”

Based on the Las Tunas initiative, similar studies were carried out in other territories and the contributions expanded the list of knowledge about vital figures in the history of the country, mainly those who fought in the first libertarian wars.

Thus, the mystique of the courageous man who was born on January 23, 1833, on Real Street, the astute expert in attacking Spanish convoys who was also a Freemason in the Estrella Tropical lodge of Bayamo (which later had a branch here), who chose the place of the most important conspiratorial meeting before the uprising of October 10, became tangible from science.

Professor Margarita said: “García was a man of his time; he gave his best to the cause of the country, and as such, he occupied a first place among those who gave shine to our souls. He showed himself to be at the level that the Revolution demanded at that time. That is indisputable.”