The Battle of Placilla was an engagement fought during the Chilean Civil War of 1891 between Balmacedist and Congressional forces on 28 August 1891. The Congressist victory in the battle essentially decided the fate of the war. Congressist troops entered Santiago on 30 August. President José Manuel Balmaceda committed suicide inside the Argentine embassy in Santiago on 19 September.
|Battle of Placilla|
|Part of the 1891 Chilean Civil War|
Two pro-Balmaceda generals, killed in the last battle near Valparaíso.
|Balmaceda Government||Congressionist Junta|
|Commanders and leaders|
|Orozimbo Barbosa †||Estanislao del Canto|
|Casualties and losses|
|2,070 dead and wounded|
- "La Guerra Civil en Chile". La ilustración artística: periódico semanal de literatura, artes y ciencias. Número 518. 30 November 1891. pp. 753–762. Retrieved 24 November 2022 – via Internet Archive.