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Battle of Placilla
Part of the 1891 Chilean Civil War
Date 28 August 1891
Location Placilla, Chile
Result Congressionist victory
Belligerents
Chile Republic of Chile Chile Congressionist Junta
Commanders and leaders
Chile Orozimbo BarbosaChile Estanislao del Canto
Strength
9500 11000
Casualties and losses
1115 dead
2500 wounded
2070 dead and wounded

The Battle of Placilla was an engagement fought during the 1891 Chilean Civil War between Balmacedist and Congressional forces on 28 August 1891. The Congressist victory in the battle eventually was the final battle of the war. Congressist troops entered Santiago on August 30. President José Manuel Balmaceda suicided inside the Argentine embassy of Santiago in September 19.

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