Today in Latin American History
Paraguay Fought Brazil, Uruguay, & Argentina at the Battle of Curupayty in 1866
Photo: Battle of Curupayty
Today in Latin American history, Paraguay fought against Brazil, Uruguay, & Argentina at the Battle of Curupayty in 1866.
The joint force of the Imperial (Brazilian), Argentine and Uruguayan armies attacked Paraguayan fortified trenches on Curupaity.
The Paraguayans were led by General José E. Díaz. This position was held by 5,000 men and 49 cannons, some of them in hidden places out of the attackers view.
At the end of the attack, 23 Paraguayans were killed and 79 wounded while 10,000 Brazilians, Uruguayans, & Argentines were killed and wounded.
This was a key battle in the Paraguayan War.
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