Battle of Tarqui
he Battle of Tarqui, also known as the Battle of Portete de Tarqui, took place on February 27, 1829 atPortete de Tarqui, near Cuenca, Ecuador. It was fought between troops from Gran Colombia, commanded by Antonio José de Sucre, and Peruvian troops underJosé de La Mar. It was a victory for Gran Colombia.
After the battle the forces of Gran Colombia retook control ofGuayaquil.
- Dupuy, R. E. and T. N. Dupuy.The Encyclopedia of Military History. (Philadelphia: Harper and Roe, 1986) p. 818
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|Battle of Tarqui|
|Part of the Gran Colombia–Peru War|
Uniform of the grenadiers dating from the time of the Battle of Tarqui, today worn by the presidential guard of honor at the presidential palace of Quito.
|Commanders and leaders|
|Antonio José de Sucre||José de la Mar|
|Casualties and losses|
|360 dead and wounded; 600 desertions||400 dead, 600 wounded, 300 prisoners|