|Battle of Potrero Obella|
|Part of the Paraguayan War|
|Paraguay||Empire of Brazil|
|Commanders and leaders|
|Cap. José González||Gen. Mena Barreto|
|300 soldiers||5,000 soldiers|
|Casualties and losses|
|81 killed, 49 captured||9 officers and 76 soldiers killed
23 officers and 287 soldiers wounded
The Battle of Potrero Obella was a battle between a Paraguayan Army of 300 against 5,000 Brazilians. Although the Paraguayans took heavy losses, they inflicted 395 casualties (85 killed, 310 wounded) on the Brazilians.
October 28, 1867, attacked by the mountain, but to the incessant fire of the Paraguayan defense artillery, they were forced to continue working toward the outside of the mountain.
When they reached the positions of defense, the Paraguayan forces offered fierce resistance, but in the overwhelming numerical supremacy of the enemy must retreat, but not before causing havoc in the enemy ranks.
The next day, 29, Duke of Caxías ordered Tayi advancement direction. This action caused concern in Lopez, who knew that a possible occupation of that area by Allied forces cut would mean that communication waterway Paraguayan army.
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