- Battle of Ayacucho
Infobox Military Conflict
conflict=Battle of Ayacucho
caption=The " Battle of Ayacucho."
Peruvian War of Independence
9 December 1824
Pampa de la Quinua
result=Independentist Victory, Capitulation of the Royalist Army
Antonio José de Sucre
Viceroy José de la Serna José de Canterac
strength2=4,975 Hispanic-American [3.000 Hispanic-American deserters in the Royalist army before the battle]
strength1=5,280 [The Sucre's army start the campaign of Ayacucho with 13.000 independentist soldiers claim Viceroy la Serna]
casualties2=2,100 killed or captured 3,500 prisoners
The Battle of Ayacucho was a decisive military encounter during the
Peruvian War of Independence. It was the battle that sealed the independence of Peru, as well as the victory that ensured independence for the rest of South America.
As of late 1824, Royalists still had control of most of the south of Peru as well as of the
Real Felipefort in the port of Callao. On December 9 1824, the Battle of Ayacucho, or Battle of La Quinua, took place at Pampa de La Quinua, a few kilometers away from Ayacucho, near the town of Quinua between Royalist and Independentist forces. Independentist forces were led by Antonio José de Sucre, Simón Bolívar's lieutenant. After the battle, Viceroy José de la Sernasigned the final capitulation of the Royalist army. The modern Peruvian Armycelebrates the anniversary of this battle.
Battle of Junín
* [http://www.wombastis.com/1900_ayacucho/ Ayacucho República Aristocrática photo gallery]
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