Compatriot Ed Butler's Book About Spain's Assistance During the American Revolutionary War Wins 3 Awards
Judge Ed Butler is a dual member of the Culpeper Minutemen Chapter of the Virginia Society and past President General. In May 2010 PG Ed Butler and his first lady, Robin, led a group of 35 members of the National Society Sons of the American Revolution on a tour of Spain. During their visit to Madrid, then Crown Prince Felipe granted the SAR members and their wives a private audience at Zarzuela Palace, the royal residence in Madrid, Spain. During that audience King Felipe asked judge Butler to write a book about Bernardo de Galvez and Spain's assistance to the U.S. during the American Revolutionary War. The result is a 360 page book with 214 footnotes, 37 pages of Appendices, and contains the names of hundreds of Spanish patriots. It documents the significant support rendered by Spain, and allows our Hispanic community to feel proud that their ancestors played a vital role in the formation of our nation. It received the Order of the Granaderos de Galvez award as the "Best Revolutionary War History Book for 2014." The book also captured the "Readers' Favorite 5 Star Award.
On Dec. 5, 2015, Robert Kendall, President General of the Sons of the Republic of Texas (SRT) presented "The Presidio La Bahia Award" to Judge Ed Butler for his book Galvez / Spain - Our Forgotten Ally in the American Revolutionary War: A Concise Summary of Spain's Assistance.
The presentation was made in the Our Lady of Loreto Chapel of the Presidio La Bahia at Goliad, TX. during the SRT's annual awards program. The award consisted of a $300.00 check, a framed certificate, and a handsome medal mounted on a neck ribbon.
The book was published by Southwest Historical Press, P.O. Box 170, 24165 IH-10 West, Suite 217-170, San Antonio, TX 78257, and is available for $29.00 + $6.50 p.&h. For more information about the book please consult the web page at www.galvezbook.com.