March of San Lorenzo


The anthem to San Lorenzo was released in October 1902. Then we share the full letter of the March of San Lorenzo.


Phoebus appears; and its rays
illuminate the historic convent;
behind the walls, dull noise
hear is left of steeds and steel;
they are the hosts that prepares
San Martín to fight in San Lorenzo;
the shrill clarion sounded
and the voice of the great chief
to the cargo ordered.

Advances the enemy
step by step,
to the wind deployed
its red pavilion
to the wind deployed
its red flag.

And our grenadiers,
allies of glory,
inscribe in history
your page better.

Enroll in history
your page better.

Cabral, heroic soldier,
Covering yourself with glory,
what a price to win,
his life yields, becoming immortal.

And there, except for his courage,
the rising freedom
of half continent.

Honor, honor to the great Cabral!
And there, except for his courage,
the rising freedom
of half continent.

Honor, honor to the great Cabral!

Letter of C. J. Benielli
Music of Cayetano. A. Silva


It premiered on October 30, 1902 at the inauguration of the Monument to General San Martín, in the city of Santa Fe.

This march relates the events of the battle of San Lorenzo, which took place on February 3, 1813.

Clarification about the reality of Sergeant Cabral:

During my visit to the Convent of San Lorenzo and Campo de la Gloria, in 1974, several documents were displayed to visitors. Two of them called my attention: 1) The war part of writing by San Martín. 2) The complete list of soldiers under the orders of the Liberator. In addition, in Campo de la Gloria there was a monument to Sergeant Cabral in the supposed place where it is said that he saved the life of José de San Martín.

In those documents I could see 2 things that did not correspond with the version that our story told; there was no soldier or sergeant named Cabral and that San Martin led his grenadiers from the temple bell tower.

When I returned to visit the place in 1977 the documents were no longer there. The priest who answered us said that after the military coup they took out those documents and that he did not know where they had been taken.

Having said this caused some people to be angry with me because I affirmed things that were at odds with what is considered true.

Then, it is necessary to clarify the following: In Science History, there is a method of studying sources to try to get closer to the truth of the events actually occurred. That there are scholars, journalists and even historians who many years later have told the story of Sergeant Cabral saving San Martin does not mean that it is true and, I add, I do not think it is important for Argentines whether this was true or not. the Argentine Republic disappears for it.

Where are these documents? I ignore it. Maybe they'll work again in the convent; Maybe they are in the General Archive of the Nation or in the house of some fussy Colonel who did not want the truth to be discovered. Maybe they have destroyed them.

In any case, if you want to continue with the story of Sergeant Cabral saving San Martin, it does not bother me in the least. But do not ask me to retract what I saw in 1974: The original documents in San Martin's handwriting.

The mistake I made was not having clarified before where my statement about the absence of a Sergeant Cabral came from and that San Martin was directing the grenadiers from the convent.

March of San Lorenzo

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