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The Siege of Salto occurred during the Uruguayan War, from 22 until 28 November 1864, when Brazilian forces (under Marquis of Tamandaré) and Colorado forces (under Venancio Flores) attempted to capture the city of Salto in Uruguay from Uruguayan Army defenders.

Siege of Salto
Part of the Uruguayan War
DateNovember 22, 1864 - November 28, 1864
Location
Result Brazilian victory
Belligerents
 Empire of Brazil
Flag of Colorado Party (Uruguay).svg Colorados
 Uruguay
Commanders and leaders
Empire of Brazil Joaquim José Pinto
Flag of Colorado Party (Uruguay).svg Venancio Flores
Uruguay José G. Palomeque
Strength
Brazil:
2 gunboats
Colorados:
Unknown
Unknown
Casualties and losses
Unknown Unknown

Two Brazilian gunboats under First Lieutenant Joaquim José Pinto blockaded the town. On 24 November, Flores arrived with his troops and began the siege. Colonel José Palomeque, commander of the Uruguayan garrison, surrendered almost without firing a shot, on the afternoon of 28 November.[1] Flores' army captured and incorporated four artillery pieces and 250 men; 300 Colorados and 150 Brazilians were left behind to occupy the town.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ See:
  2. ^ Schneider, Louis (2009). A Guerra da Tríplice Aliança Contra o Paraguai (in Portuguese). Porto Alegre: Pradense. p. 67. ISBN 978-85-89072-13-7.

BibliographyEdit

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