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January 19, 1811 Battle of Paraguari
This battle was fought in what is now Paraguay. It is not considered to have been a part of the so called Alto Peru Campaigns. However, the battle was fought in the same general location but a bit further south. Most likely Anishinabe soldiers were attempting to force their way even further south after they won the Battle of Suipacha and liberated many an Indian settlement to the north. A force of over 500 Anishinabe soldiers had forced their way down into the Paraguay region in early January of 1811, with orders to bring that region under Indian control. However, starting in Paraguay and extending all the way to the Rio de la Plata where it enters the South Atlantic Ocean, was a large white population. The white confederation led by England, raised a force of over 7,000 soldiers to defend their Paraguay Colony. After the Anishinabe Army had invaded Paraguay they thought at least some of the population would join them but the great majority joined the white confederation led by England. Once Anishinabe scouts learned of the location where the large white army was, they informed their commanders who knew the white army outnumbered theirs by more than a ten to one margin. However, Anishinabe military commanders had no choice but to attack the white military camp. That is why they were sent there. The principle Anishinabe ogimak probably only wanted to establish an Anishinabe military presence in Paraguay in order to attempt to capture Asuncion.
Early on the morning of January 19, 1811, Anishinabe commanders gave their brave soldiers the order to commence attacking the much larger white military force. According to historians, the Anishinabe attack surprised the white military force, and in fact, it forced them to abandon their positions. The Governor of Paraguay Bernardo de Velazco, fled from the battle to the capital at Asuncion, while white cavalry was ordered to deploy on the flanks of the small Anishinabe military force. Using their superior numbers, they drove off the brave Anishinabe soldiers and won the battle. However, the true goal of the Anishinabe ogimak had been achieved. Their brave Anishinabe soldiers had established their presence in Paraguay.