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Title: Suplemento a la Gaceta de Colombia Num. 192
Creator: Sucre, Antonio José de, 1795-1830
Publication Info: Bogotá : , June 24, 1825.
Physical Details: 24 1/2 x 40 1/2 cm
Physical Condition: Good preservation, handwritten notes on backside.

Summary: Dynamic retelling of the main events at the Battle of Ayacucho (December 9, 1824) to celebrate the successful victory.
Historical Notes: The Battle of Ayacucho marks the peak of Sucre's career and the last battle of independence to occur in the Americas. The Spanish army numbered over 3,000 men more than Sucre's, so he could not rely on military strength along. Instead, after multiple days of facing the royalists, Sucre's army retreated to Ayacucho to trick the Viceroy into thinking they were escaping. When the Spanish army arrived and began to attack, Sucre fired back. Sucre and his army quickly outran their opponents and emerged victorious. The Spanish royalists sustained over 2,000 casualties and their General José de la Serna was captured and taken prisoner. The Battle of Ayacucho secured Peruvian independence and was one of Sucre's greatest victories of his military career. Sherwell, Guillermo Antonio. Antonio José de Sucre (Gran Mariscal de Ayaucho) Hero and Martyr of American Independence: A Sketch of His Life. Washington, D.C.: Press of Byron S. Adams. 1924. Pp. 123-28.

Subject(s): Sucre, Antonio José de, 1795-1830
Colombia -- History -- War of Independence, 1810-1822
Colombia -- History -- War of Independence, 1810-1822 -- Campaigns
Colombia -- History -- 1822-1832
Military history

Type: Broadside
Language: Spanish
Format: JPG
PDF - Color
Donor: Helguera, J. León
Collection: Helguera, J. León Collection
Institution: Vanderbilt University
Accession Number: NA
Record Number: 623