|Battle of Piribebuy|
Remains of Paraguayan soldiers in the battlefield.
|Empire of Brazil|
|Commanders and leaders|
|General Pedro Pablo Caballero|| Count of Eu
General Mena Barreto
General Correa da Camara
|1,600 men||20,000 men
|Casualties and losses|
|over 1,000 killed (600 burned in hospital)||mild losses|
The Battle of Piribebuy was fought on August 12, 1869 in the Paraguayan town of Piribebuy, which was then serving as a temporary capital of the Paraguayan government. The Paraguayan defenders, who were poorly armed and included children, fought the attacks of the Allied forces, led by French-born Brazilian general Prince Gaston, son-in-law of Emperor Pedro II of Brazil and a veteran of the Spanish-Moroccan War of 1859. The battle lasted 5 hours, with the Allies, who had overwhelming numerical advantage, capturing the town. The town's hospital was burned and official documents were lost in the resulting fire.
- Efraím Cardozo (1970). Hace 100 años. Crónicas de la guerra de 1864-1870. Tomo III.
- Juan Bautista Rivarola Matto (1986). Diagonal de sangre.
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