What was the Battle of Loncomilla (1851)?

Introduction The Battle of Loncomilla was the decisive battle of the 1851 Chilean Revolution between conservative government and liberal rebel forces on 08 December 1851. The Battle The conservative victory in the battle essentially crushed the revolution. The rebel army of José María de la Cruz’s was aided by Mapuche chief Mañil who participated in… Read More

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What was the Chilean Revolution (1851)?

Introduction The Revolution of 1851 (or Civil War of 1851) was an attempt by Chilean liberals to overthrow the conservative government of president Manuel Montt and repeal the Chilean Constitution of 1833. After various battles and sieges, by late December 1851 government forces had subdued the revolutionaries. Background After the Battle of Lircay ended the… Read More