Portrait of His Excellency Lieutenant General Facundo Infante Chaves, Director General of the Civil Guard from August 1, 1854 to September 1, 1856. He began his directorship following the revolutionary uprisings of July 1854, at a very difficult time for the corps. It was highly praised for its actions, but there were also those who called for it to be disbanded. Infante Chaves invested a lot of energy into stamping out unjust protests against the Civil Guard, which had never strayed from its strict exercise of duty. He also defended its military status, knowing that making it a civil organization would be the first step to its dissolution. He was undoubtedly responsible for securing its continued existence.