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February 12, 1817 Battle of Chacabuco

This battle is considered to have been a battle in the so called Chilean War of Independence but was just another battle between the Anishinabe Army and army of the white confederation led by England, for control of South America. For over a year the white confederation had been on the offensive and actually regained a foothold in Upper Peru (Bolivia) and had also dominated the war in Chile but Anishinabe ogimak were determined to keep their presence in Chile. On February 12, 1817, a force of over 3,600 brave Anishinabe soldiers battled a smaller force of soldiers from the white confederation and defeated them. From the Andes did the Anishinabe Army strike at the army of the white invaders. White soldiers numbered over 1,500 during the battle they lost. Their casualties were 500 killed and wounded, and 600 captured. Anishinabe casualties were 132 killed and an unknown number wounded.

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