Gomes Carneiro

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Antônio Ernesto Gomes Carneiro
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Born(1846-11-28)November 28, 1846
Serro, Minas Gerais, Empire of Brazil
DiedFebruary 9, 1894(1894-02-09) (aged 47)
Paraná, Brazil
Buried
Panteão dos Heroes (City of Lapa)
Allegiance Empire of Brazil
 Brazil
Service/branchBrazilian Army
RankColonel
Battles/wars

Antônio Ernesto Gomes Carneiro (November 28, 1846 – February 9, 1894) was a Brazilian army officer and veteran on the Brazilian side of the Paraguayan War. After graduating from the Instituto Militar de Engenharia (Brazilian military academy) in 1872, he was made a lieutenant in 1875, a captain in 1877, a major in 1887, a lieutenant colonel in 1890 and a colonel in 1892, he fought on the side of the Republican government in the Riograndense Federalist Revolution and was killed in action, during the Siege of Lapa. He was unaware of his promotion to Brigade General, one day before, awarded due to his actions in battle.

Bibliography[edit]

  • LACERDA, Francisco Brito de. Cerco da Lapa: do começo ao fim. Curitiba, PR: Lítero-Técnica, 1985. 157 p.