What was the Battle of Callao (1866)?

Introduction The Battle of Callao (in Spanish, called Combate del Dos de Mayo mainly in South America) occurred on 02 May 1866 between a Spanish fleet under the command of Admiral Casto Méndez Núñez and the fortified battery emplacements of the Peruvian port city of Callao during the Chincha Islands War (1865 to 1866). The… Read More

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What was the Chincha Islands War (1865-1866)?

Introduction The Chincha Islands War, also known as Spanish-South American War (Spanish: Guerra hispano-sudamericana), was a series of coastal and naval battles between Spain and its former colonies of Peru, Chile, Ecuador, and Bolivia from 1865 to 1866. The conflict began with Spain’s seizure of the guano-rich Chincha Islands in one of a series of… Read More