Camilo Cienfuegos, the son of Spanish anarchists, was an important figure in the Cuban Revolution. Che Guevara and Camilo Cienfuegos each commanded a column of the Rebel Army. In 1958, Batista's army attempted to launch an offensive against the Rebel Army. It was largely unsuccessful, and was met by a counter-attack.
"Forty days of march, often with the south coast and a compass as the only guide. During fifteen days we marched with water and mud up to the knees, travelling by night to avoid ambushes…during the thirty-one days of our journey across Camagüey we ate eleven times. After four days of famine we had to eat a mare…Almost all our animals were left in the marsh."