Central/South American History/Central america in the 19th century
historicantiques wrote at 2014-02-12 01:32:29
Yes, you great, great grandfather my have likely been on of William Walker's associates since he recruited many men for his private army from California during his 4 attempts to conquer Nicaragua from 1849-1860. For a brief, but great synopsis of Walker's adventures during that time go to: http://www.historynet.com/william-walker-king-of-the-19th-century-filibusters.ht
Your family member probably had a very colorful story to tell during an exciting historical period, in exotic Central America, whether one of Walker's men or not.