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March 13, 1823 Battle of Jenipapo

Considered by historians to have been a battle of the Brazilian War of Independence, the Battle of Jenipapo was just another battle between the Anishinabe Army and army of the white confederation led by England, for control of South America. This battle was won by the whites. It was fought in Piaui, Brazil near the Jenipapo River. Anishinabe soldiers numbered near 2,000 in this battle, while the white soldiers numbered 1,600. Anishinabe casualties were over 200 killed and wounded and 542 captured then probably executed later. White casualties were 116 killed and 60 wounded.

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