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Battle of Tarqui

Battle of Tarqui

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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.

[edit]Sources

  • Dupuy, R. E. and T. N. Dupuy.The Encyclopedia of Military History. (Philadelphia: Harper and Roe, 1986) p. 818




Source:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Tarqui
Battle of Tarqui
Part of the Gran Colombia–Peru War
Tarqui grenadiers.jpg
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.
DateFebruary 27, 1829
LocationPortete de Tarqui, near Cuenca, Ecuador.
ResultGran Colombian victory
Belligerents
Gran Colombia Peru
Commanders and leaders
Antonio José de SucreJosé de la Mar
Strength
4,2004,500
Casualties and losses
360 dead and wounded; 600 desertions400 dead, 600 wounded, 300 prisoners

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