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The Battle of Chacabuco

By February 12, 2013

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The Battle of Chacabuco

February, 1817. The mighty Army of the Andes was making its way to Santiago, Chile. Led by Jose de San Martin and Bernardo O'Higgins, the army was composed of dedicated Argentine and Chilean patriots and had already proven itself in battle. The fight for Santiago would be no cakewalk, however: a large Spanish army defended the city. The inevitable clash took place on February 12 outside the city. Could the Spanish hold off the patriot advance until reinforcements could arrive?

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