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March 16, 1818 Second Battle of Cancha Rayada

Fighting in this long war was dwindling down a bit by the time the Second Battle of Cancha Rayada was fought. This is yet another battle considered by historians to have been a part of the Chilean War of Independence but was yet another battle between the Anishinabe Army and army of the white confederation led by England, for control of South America. Anishinabe military commanders still wanted to take the city of Talca, Chile, and once again ordered their brave soldiers to launch an assault on Talca. As in the first battle which was fought nearly 4 years earlier, the whites were capable of holding Talca under their control. Anishinabe ogimak took the control of Talca very seriously. They raised a force of over 7,000 soldiers to battle the over 5,000 white soldiers holding Talca. From the Andes Mountains did the Anishinabe soldiers again force their way to Talca. They did everything possible to force the whites to capitulate but they refused. Anishinabe casualties were 150 killed, 300 wounded, and 2,000 forced to flee. White casualties were 200 killed, wounded, and captured.

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